BHOPAL : First ‘Green Corridor’ of state capital, for which initiative was taken by few premium hospitals of the city and district administration, could not take off due to technical lapses on both the sides.

On Tuesday, Lavanya Agrawal, a first year student of LLB in Jagaran Lake City University, who was undergoing treatment in Bansal Hospital since February 26 after a road accident, died and her eyes were donated. Bansal Hospital had taken the initiatives with other hospitals. In addition to Bansal Hospital, few leading hospitals including Chirayu, LBS and Red Cross have forwarded applications in this regard.

After Indore administration set example of valuing human lives on several instances by ensuring green corridors for facilitating swift transportation of organs taken from brain-dead patients, Bhopal too had followed the suit.

Following requests from couple of leading hospitals of the city for Green Corridor, the district administration had convened a high-level meeting with Airport Authority, traffic police and Railways to give shortest traffic-free route up to airport for transportation of organs, especially liver, kidney and heart.

However, normally the intimation comes from the hospital concerned eight hours prior to the requirement of the corridor. The way to airport also has a level railway crossing so talks were on with Railways for their cooperation.

The preparation for first ever Green Corridor was ensured for donating organs of Lavanya who had met with an accident on Feb 26.

The grievously injured Lavanya was not declared brain dead by the hospital where she was admitted. Her family however had approved in principal for organ donation.

Bansal Hospital administration head Dr Lokesh Jha said, “It was going to be the first Green Corridor in Bhopal but it could not materialise due to teething problems. We took the initiatives. Even district administration convened high level meeting but it did not materialise.

 It is useless to blame anyone. It was first ever effort for Bhopal but after first failure, it will be easy for the second case.” ADM BS Jamod said, “We were ready for giving Green Corridor but technical lapses were on part of hospital. However, some legal and medical formalities were to be fulfilled as patient’s condition was not fit for it.”

Mishap victim girl student dies during treatment

A girl student died on Tuesday in a hospital while undergoing treatment after a road mishap. The mishap took place at Ratibad area on February 26.  The deceased was the daughter of a professor at Gandhi Medical College.

According to SI PS Singh of Ratibad police station, 19-year-old Lavanya Agarwal, was a resident of Abhinav Kakda Homes, Ayodhya bypass.

 Her parents are doctors and work as professors at Gandhi Medical College. She was passing by near Sanskar Valley School with her friend Priyadarshan on a bike on February 26. She was a student of LLB first year at Jagran Lake City Institute.

 Other friends were also passing by there in a car. Police sources said they were racing with each other on the traffic-free road. In the meantime, Priyadarshan lost balance over the bike near a turning and Lavnya, who was riding pillion fell on the road and she injured critically. She was admitted to Bansal Hospital where she lost her life in Tuesday morning. Police sent her body for post-mortem and started investigating the cause of accident.

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