Twin green corridors created transport liver, heart

New Delhi: A liver and a heart were transported across the city, covering a distance of over 36 kilometres, in less than 21 minutes following the creation of two separate green corridors.

The two organs were brought to Palam airport from Chandigarh via a special flight and subsequently transported to RR Hospital first and then to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), police said.

Traffic staff and inspectors, deployed along the two corridors piloted the ambulance, first from Palam airport to RR Hospital in six minutes and further to AIIMS within 15 minutes, Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chander said.

The family of a 40-year-old man, who died this morning at PGI Hospital in Chandigarh, donated the organs.

Indian Air Force supported the air transportation of the organs, which reached Palam airport around 3.55 pm.

At AIIMS the heart was transplanted to a 23-year old man from Haryana.