A kidney harvested from a 35-year-old man in Gurgaon was transported through a 29-km ‘green corridor’ in just 30 minutes for transplantation in a patient at a hospital in Delhi on Tuesday. “One of the kidneys of a brain dead person who suffered a stroke was transported from Medanta Hospital to Ganga Ram between 3-3:30 PM through a green corridor,” a senior official of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said. The man was declared brain dead on Monday and his kidney was harvested at 2 PM on Tuesday. According to Dinesh Kumar Gupta, DCP (Traffic), “the green corridor was created for a distance of 29 kms from Medanta Hospital to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. The distance was covered in 30 minutes. The ambulance started from Medanta at 3 PM and kidney was delivered at 3:30 PM at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.”
“This was the first kidney transplant conducted by our hospital by way of organ transportation by creating green corridor”, according to Dr D S Rana, Chairman (Board of Management) of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. “We are extremely thankful to Delhi Police for their prompt action in saving a precious life,” he said.