Green corridor set up by cops leads nowhere

Green corridor set up by cops leads nowhere

The efforts of Delhi Police to provide a green corridor to transport a brain dead patient bore little fruit after the patient was found to be medically unfit for organ donation.

The patient was suffering from malignancy and none of the organs could be recovered from him, said an AIIMS official.

The 48-year-old patient was transferred from Max Hospital to the AIIMS Trauma Centre during peak hours on Tuesday evening.

“The patient was transferred from Max Hospital, Saket to AIIMS Trauma Centre in eight minutes after Delhi Police provided a green corridor at 5 pm on Tuesday. The route taken was from Max Hospital to Press Enclave Road, Aurovindo Marg and Ring Road to the Trauma Centre,” said Muktesh Chander, Special Commissioner, Delhi Traffic Police.

Initially, the AIIMS administration had planned to recover multiple organs from the patient. Dr Rajeev Maitree of the organ transplant department coordinated with Max Hospital for the transplantation of organs.

“We had planned to recover liver, heart and kidneys of the patient. However, when we received the patient we realised he was suffering from malignancy. In cases where patients suffer from malignancy, it is not possible to use any of the organs. Since malignancy can affect the tissues as well, we could not recover the tissues either,” said the AIIMS official.

In cases where brain dead patients are transported, the hospital administration is usually hopeful of recovering multiple organs which can be used for transplants.

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