Technology offers lease of life to a patient

THANKS to technological advances in the medical field, the liver of a brain dead patient was harvested and transported via green corridor from Nashik to Jupiter  Hospital, Baner on February 25, at 7.25 pm.  The liver left Nashik at 4.18 pm and reached Jupiter Hospital, Baner at around 7.25 pm, in about threee hours (normally it takes six hours.)

A patient was admitted with RTA head injury at Rishikesh Hospital Nashik on Feb 25. Since the patient did not respond to the treatment, he was declared brain dead on the same day, at 6.30 am. The medical team at Rishikesh Hospital, Nashik counselled the relatives of the patient for organ donation, to which they agreed voluntarily.

Dr Gaurav Chaubal and Jupiter Hospitals liver team immediately travelled to Nashik and carried out the organ retrieval procedure. The harvested liver was transported from Nashik to Pune in less than three hours via green corridor arranged by Pune and Nashik Traffic Police departments.

This liver transported from Nashik was transplanted in a 59-year-old patient suffering from liver cirrhosis at Jupiter Hospital, Baner.

Talking about this, liver expert at Jupier Hospitals Dr Gaurav Chaubal said,
“The family took a noble decision to donate organs which helped in saving the life of the patient who has benefited from this process. The doctors and patient’s family are grateful for this”.

Dr Somanth Chattopadhyay, liver transplant surgeon of Jupiter Hospitals said, “The decision by brain dead patient’s family to donate his liver to a needy patient is also worth appreciating. It is very important to note that, through organ donation one man can give a new lease of life to another man. Jupiter Hospital is trying its level best to increase awareness about organ donation.”

Dr Sunil Rao, chief operating officer, Jupiter Hospitals Baner said, “Society will get benefited if more people like this come forward for organ donation”

This surgery was conducted by doctors’ team of Jupiter Hospital comprising, Dr Somnath Chattopadhyay, Dr Gaurav Chaubal, Dr Sharan Narute, Dr Pavan Hanchanale and Dr Parijat Gupte.

Usually it takes six hours to travel from Nashik to Pune. Thanks to the green corridor created by traffic police, this transportation was achieved in just three hours. Ravindra Singhal, CP Nashik , Rashmi Shukla, CP Pune, along with Pune and Nashik traffic control team were thanked for creating this green corridor. Also, the role of Sagar Kakad, coordinator Jupiter Hospital, Baner was very instrumental in coordinating the entire green corridor.

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