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Kerala Police forms green corridor to transport a liver from Kozhikode to Kochi

It Usually Takes More Than Five Hours To Travel Between Kozhikode And Kochi But The Team Of Doctors Could Cover The Stretch In Two-and-a-half Hours.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Nov 2016, 09:29:41 PM
Kerala Police forms green corridor to transport a liver from Kozhikode to Kochi  (pics:getty pics)


Extending a helping hand, Kerala Police on Monday took necessary steps to ensure that a hartal called by ruling CPI(M)-led LDF on the demonetisation issue, would not affect a medical emergency in the state.

They virtually formed a 'green corridor' to transport a liver from a hospital in Kozhikode to another hospital in Kochi for a transplant.     

"It usually takes more than five hours to travel between Kozhikode and Kochi but our team of doctors could cover the stretch in two-and-a-half hours. It was possible only becauseof the great help offered by police," a spokesperson for the PVS Memorial Hospital told in Kochi. The liver of an 18-year-old girl, Keerthana, who was declared brain dead, was harvested at Baby Memorial Hospital in Kozhikode by a team of doctors from the PVS Memorial Hospital, the spokesperson said.   

They started the journey with the harvested organ at 9.15 am and reached Kochi in two-and-a-half hours, she said.The liver is being transplanted into 65-year-old KV Joseph. Doctors and Joseph's relatives thanked police for the help they extended on the hartal day. 

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First Published : 28 Nov 2016, 09:21:00 PM

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