Vital organs ferried from Mysuru to B'luru in 2 hours

Kidney, liver harvested from brain dead person; kin, cops act quick

The family of a 38-year-old brain-dead person played good samaritan, agreeing to donate vital organs of the deceased on Saturday. So also the City Police, who created a ‘green corridor’, helping the ambulance carrying the vital organs reach a Bengaluru hospital in two hours.

Two kidneys, one liver and corneas of Srimannarayana were harvested at JSS Hospital on MG Road here, before shifting one kidney and the liver to the needy at Columbia Asia Hospital at Yeshwanthpur, Bengaluru. Another kidney and corneas have been preserved at the hospital here, that will be transplanted to the needy in future.

A native of Davangere district, Srimannarayana was residing at Krishna Farm in Madahalli village on Gaddige Road on the outskirts of Mysuru, along with his wife Durgakalyani and two daughters.

On February 9, Srimannarayana was talking to his friend by the roadside near Gaddige, when he was knocked down by a speeding two-wheeler. He suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to JSS hospital around 12.30 pm.

Unfortunately, on February 12, the doctor treating him declared him brain dead, according to a joint statement issued by hospital director Dr M D Ravi and Medical Superintendent Dr M Guruswamy. It was also for the first time, organs were harvested at the hospital.

Following this, Durgakalyani, the deceased person’s wife was counselled by the hospital authorities and the former agreed for the cause. It was formally conveyed to zonal coordination consultation committee for Karnataka (ZCCK) headquartered in Bengaluru, for transplantation related process. It was learnt that, a patient at Columbia Asia Hospital in the capital was in need of a kidney and liver.

During the intervening hours of Friday and Saturday, a team of doctors from ZCCK and Columbia Asia arrived in city and harvested the organs. Before that, the doctors examined the condition of Srimannarayana and confirmed that he was brain dead. The organs were preserved before arrangements were made to ferry organs in an ambulance around 8.45 am. According to a police official, it took just two hours to reach the destination.

Cops roleA posse of traffic police personnel, led by ACP K N Madaiah, created a ‘green corridor’ to ensure smooth movement for the ambulance up to Kalastavadi on Mysuru-Bengaluru road, the border of City Police. Inspector K N Nagegowda (K R Traffic) piloted the ambulance till the border. Mandya police took over the mantle henceforth, followed by the respective district police personnel as soon as the ambulance touched the district borders up to Bengaluru.

Second timeIt was a second time for the City Police, who had successfully created a ‘green corridor’ since October last. Kidneys were harvested and transported from Apollo BGS Hospitals at Kuvempunagar to Bengaluru.


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