news Friday, July 24, 2015 - 05:30
  The city traffic police on Thursday created two green corridors successfully for the fifth time in a row. The heart of 22-year-old Chetan R was transported from Sagar hospital in Tilak Nagar to Narayana Health City on Hosur Road, for a patient who had been waiting for transplant for over three months, reported Deccan Herald. A native of Maddur in Mandya district, Chetan who was working at a factory in Peenya suffered grievous injuries on July 15 when the sleeve of his shirt got stuck in a running machine and pulled him in. Though workers rushed him to a hospital, he had suffered spinal injuries. He was later shifted to Sagar Hospitals in the city where his condition deteriorated further and was declared brain dead on Wednesday. Chetan’s father, a poor farmer, had initially refused to donate Chetan’s organs, but after being persuaded by the Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka for Transplantation (ZCCK), he agreed, the report said. A green corridor was created to transport the heart to Narayan Health City at 2.15 pm on Thursday, covering a distance of 19 kms in 19 minutes. Apart from his heart, Chetan’s liver, kidneys and cornea were harvested to be transported to different hospitals. His cornea is being preserved at the Lions Eye Bank, the report added. The transplant procedure was successfully carried out on a patient from Patna who had been waiting for a heart for the last three months, said Dr Bagirath Raghuram, Cardiologist and Transplant Coordinator at the hospital. A second green corridor was created from Prolife Hospital in Hebbal to BGS Global Hospitals in Kengeri, covering a distance of 28 kms in 35 minutes to transport 34-year-old Rajanna. He had met with an accident on Wednesday and was declared brain-dead as he failed to respond to treatment. Doctors have said that his organs would be harvested on Friday after he stabilised.  
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