In a heartening incident, the family of Mythri Tejaswini, a techie who was declared brain dead after an accident in Vijayawada this week, decided to donate her organs to different hospitals in Andhra Pradesh as well as in Chennai.
Tejaswini was returning home with her brother on a two-wheeler after shopping in the city, when a drunk constable hit the vehicle from behind as he was overtaking them. Shhe was rushed to the hospital with head injuries.
As doctors said that she stopped responding to treatment, the Jeevan Dhan trust approached the family and explained the value of organ donation to them.
After the family agreed, the doctors at Metro hospital made necessary arrangements to harvest the organs as the police provided a green channel to transport the organs safely.
According to media reports, Tejaswiniâ€™s heart was sent to Global Hospital in Chennai while her liver was sent to the Apollo Hospital in Visakhapatnam. One kidney made its way to Vijayawada's Vijaya Hospital while another went to Narayana Hospital in Nellore. Her eyes were donated to the LV Prasad Eye Institute in Vijayawada.
â€śWe are proud to donate her organs as they will serve the needy. Drunk driving by a person has killed my sister and shattered my family. We do not know when we can recover from this shock,â€ť her brother told reporters.
Vijayawada Police Commissioner Gautam Sawang also visited the hospital on Thursday and consoled Tejaswiniâ€™s father and brother.
He assured the family that strict action would be taken against the constable who was accused and also appreciated the family for taking the decision to donate Tejaswini's organs.
Based on a police complaint by Tejaswini's brother, the Suryaraopet police had booked a case under Section 338 (Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The accused policeman, identified as Srinivas, was taken into custody and suspended from duty.