Child's heart flown to Chennai for transplant

Child's heart flown to  Chennai for transplant

The heart of a four-year-old boy from Bengaluru was transported to Chennai on Tuesday for transplantation.

The police created a signal-free corridor from BGS Global Hospitals in Uttarahalli to Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) to transport the organ. Four-year-old Jagath N was admitted to BGS Hospitals after he fell from the second floor of his residential complex. 

According to the Zonal Coordination Committee of Karnataka for Transplantation, organs of Jagath were harvested after the family gave consent on Tuesday.

Since there was no possible match for his heart in the state, Jagat’s heart was sent to Fortis Malar, Chennai for a recipient. His liver and kidneys have also been harvested. Since they are a child’s kidneys, both had to be transplanted into the same recipient.

Bengaluru Traffic Police created a  48.8-km green corridor from BGS Global Hospitals to KIA via Kengeri, Rajarajeshwari Nagar arch, Mysore Road, KR Market, Race Course Road, Kumara Krupa Road and Hebbal junction.

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