Bhopal: Police, railways help ambulance cover 13 km in 11 minutes

100 cops deployed, traffic signals switched off, rly crossing kept open

BHOPAL: City’s first ‘Green Corridor’ was used to reach a liver from the State Hanger to the Red Cross Hospital on Friday morning, where the first liver transplantation in the state was performed on a middle-aged man. Earlier, the shifting of the organ was scheduled for Thursday evening, which was rescheduled for Friday morning.

ASP traffic Sameer Yadav informed that the air ambulance reached the state hanger at 7.25 am. It took 10 minutes to shift the organ to the ambulance.

At 7.35 the ambulance carrying the organ started for the hospital and reached there at 7.46 am. The distance between the State Hanger and the hospital is 13 km. A police pilot vehicle escorted the ambulance.

Traffic was stopped on the route from the State Hanger to the hospital for about 15-20 minutes to give clear route to the ambulance. As it was early in the morning, barring school buses, there were few vehicles on the roads.

The district administration ensured that the railway crossing on the way remained open when the Ambulance reached there.

Around 100 policemen, three DSPs and five TIs were deployed to create the Green Corridor and all traffic signals on the route were switched off.

The ambulance reached the hospital via Lalghati, Polytechnic Square, Roshanpura square and Link Road number one.

The liver and the other organs were retrieved in a private hospital in Indore. After the death of the donor Sunil at MYH hospital on Wednesday, his family members offered to donate the organs.

The hospital got the permission to retrieve the organs on Thursday but due to the delay the body started decomposing. On Friday morning, the body was shifted to another private hospital in Indore where the process of retrieval of organs began at around 3.10 am.

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