The distance between Indira Gandhi International Airport to Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon was transformed into 'corridor of life,' as the route was cordoned off by Gurgaon as well as Delhi Police for a test run. This had been done to check the adequacy in providing uninterrupted passage to airlift organs meant for human transplant. The distance between these two location is merely 15.5 km. During the dry run, it was heart, which was transported.
culminated at the hospital "crossing four traffic signals, which
were kept green to facilitate a speedy passage,'' said Dr. Avnish
Seth, director of Fortis Organ Retrieval and Transplant (FORT) as
reported by The Hindu. He further added, "The majority of organ
donations in India
are by living related donors, often involving
considerable risk. Deceased donation following brain death can bridge
the huge gap between the requirement and availability of organs in
Brar, FMRI regional director, drew a parallel between this run and a
real heart transportation that was carried out in Chennai earlier
this year. "We want to replicate the success of our green corridor
initiative at Fortis Malar Hospital in Chennai, where a heart was
transported in 14 minutes to the hospital covering a distance of 12
km, saving the life of a 21-year-old girl."
The idea of
'life corridor' came to the forefront, after a 'Green Corridor' in
Chennai was created to save a person's life, who was suffering from
severe heart disease. The news about the green corridor turned viral,
when a medical team transported a donor's heart to a hospital via a
specially created route in less than 14 minutes during rush hour as
it would normally take 45 minutes for the journey.
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