Beating heart transported from Gurgaon to Delhi via 30 Km green corridor
Gurugram: A Green Corridor was created to transport a beating heart from a private hospital in Gurugram to BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi to perform a life-saving heart transplant surgery on a 50-year-old man. The heart was seamlessly transported covering a distance of 30 KMs in a matter of just 37 minutes 58 seconds precisely, with the cooperation between two state's police...
Gurugram: A Green Corridor was created to transport a beating heart from a private hospital in Gurugram to BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi to perform a life-saving heart transplant surgery on a 50-year-old man.
The heart was seamlessly transported covering a distance of 30 KMs in a matter of just 37 minutes 58 seconds precisely, with the cooperation between two state's police from Gurugram & Delhi. The surgery started immediately under the highly skilled heart transplant team of Dr Ramji Mehrotra and is in progress at BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital.
Dr Naresh Goyal, Sr. Director, Interventional Cardiology, had been treating the recipient, said "The patient had been suffering with heart ailments for a while now, and has undergone stenting twice since 2016. He was battling for his life in the last six months to the extent of recurrent hospitalisations. Hence, the transplantation was the last resort that we advised to save his life."
Adding, Dr Ramji Mehrotra – Principal Director & Chief, Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS), BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital, said, "The patient was critical and his condition deteriorated in the last six months. We welcome this decision by the donor family to have stepped forward and agreed to donating several vital organs which will provide a new lease of life to critically ill patients. ."
The heart was retrieved from a 53-year-old female patient from Haryana, who was declared brain dead after suffering a brain haemorrhage. Upon learning about the availability of heart for the transplant, the transplant team at BLK-Max Hospital was divided into two groups. While one team left to harvest the heart at the Gurugram hospital The other team meanwhile began preparation for surgery post a confirmation of a "fit-to-transplant" organ. this ensured no time was wasted when the heart was brought in via the green corridor. The beating heart reached the hospital at 4.08 pm and thesurgery began soon after.
Expressing gratitude & emphasising the need for more organ donations, Dr Mehrotra said, "We remain indebted to the family of the donor who decided to serve critical patients even in their time of loss. Organ donation can save so many precious lives and I really hope that everyone embraces this cause. We would also like to thank all authorities concerned like NOTTO, Haryana Police and Delhi Police for taking swift action and making this possible."
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