In this prevalent times of the greedy world, there still exists a selfless human population in a parallel world. Taking up a generous effort by the family of a brain-dead patient to donate his organs is a commendable act by the bold family. Even though Chandigarh International Airport had been shut by the Indian Airforce on Sunday owing to its runway closure, the noble gesture was supported and facilitated by a dedicated aircraft carrier for the sole purpose to reach its awaiting recipients.
Green Corridor from PGI to Airport
Taking a swift action, a team of the PGI along with UT Administration and Chandigarh Police transported vital organs of the patient who was brain dead to New Delhi. A green corridor was made from PGI to the International Airport. The organs were transported in an ambulance along with police cars escorting the vehicle.
The entire route from PGI to the Chandigarh Airport took just 21 minutes. The traffic was coordinated along the route for the vehicles to pass. On realising the fact that no flights would take off from Chandigarh that day, efforts were made to airlift the organ through an early Monday morning special flight from Chandigarh.
About the Organ Donor
Hailing from Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, this patient in his 40’s was declared brain dead by the doctors of the prestigious medical institution – Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) when he was admitted on Sunday afternoon. On confirmation from the officials of the esteemed medical institution, the fact of the declaration of the patient being brain dead was established at 4:30 pm by the certification committee on Sunday.
Where Were the Organs Taken
On the humanitarian grounds, even the government made sure that no stone is left unturned in the efforts put in by it for the cause. Awaiting the organs of the noble departed soul, the recipient patients look forward to starting a new life.
One such awaits the heart of the organ donor in Medanta- the medicity hospital. Other vital organs like liver and kidney would also get the similar special treatment. The liver being allotted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, PGI would keep the kidney for its home patients.
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