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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.


By   |  Updated On : November 28, 2016 09:29 PM
Kerala Police forms green corridor to transport a liver from Kozhikode to Kochi  (pics:getty pics)

Kerala Police forms green corridor to transport a liver from Kozhikode to Kochi (pics:getty pics)

Kochi :  

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. 

First Published: Monday, November 28, 2016 09:21 PM


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