BENGALURU: Two more green corridors were created in Bangalore to transport a heart and a liver on Bannerghatta Road- Bommasandra and Hebbal- Kengeri routes on Thursday.A live heart was transported via the green corridor from Sagar Apollo Hospital to Narayana Hrudayalaya in about 20 minutes.
Talking to The Beacon, Mr Joseph Pasanga, Facility Director, Narayana Hrudayalaya said, “The green corridor that was created yesterday between Sagar Apollo and our hospital helped us get the organ in less than 30 minutes. This was the second time that a green corridor was created for organ transplantation in our hospital. Earlier, any organ transplantation would happen in the night and it didn’t really need a green corridor. But now we do it as we get a heads up from the hospitals about the organs that can be used for transplantation and we then coordinate among each other and the Bangalore traffic police. This has been a successful affair so far with the help of Bangalore traffic Police.”
The second green corridor was created at around 3:30 pm- 4:45 pm from Hebbal to BGS Hospital in Kengeri. The corridor carried a liver for transplantation of a 34-year-old at BGS Hospital.
Commenting on the creation of green corridors in the city, Dr. M. A. Saleem, ACP, Traffic Police, Bangalore said, “We have created green corridors several times in the city and it’s not that bad since it is for a shorter distance. Most of them are created not during the peak hours, hence to our advantage. The only problem we face is the bad condition of the roads, other than that it’s a very smooth process.” He added that the coordination between the hospitals and the traffic department helped them function more efficiently.
Bangalore is now called the capital for organ transplantation because of the creation of several successful green corridors.
Melita, II MS COM