A harvested liver was rushed for transplantation from Bhopal airport to a hospital via a ‘green corridor’ formed in the city for the first time. “A distance of 12 kilometres was covered in barely 13 minutes to transport the organ for transplantation. More than 80 police officers helped in creating the green corridor,” Sameer Yadav, ASP, Bhopal told ANI.
‘Green corridors’ have manually operated street signals to avoid peak traffic for exigencies, mainly medical. They are now being frequently used to transport organs within and between cities.
Last week, a ‘green corridor’ was formed by the Kolkata Police in the city to transport liver and kidney from Apollo Gleneagles Hospital (AGH) in Bypass and SSKM hospital in Bhawanipore. The distance of over 10 km, usually covered in over 45 minutes, was traversed in 14 minutes.
In May this year as well, two green corridors were set up in Pune for the first time to transport a heart from Ruby Hall Clinic in the city to Mumbai, and a liver from Nashik to a city hospital.