Indian Air Force is all set to create green corridor to rapid transport organs from Chandigarh to Delhi.
As part of the new corridor project, a mock drill for transporting a liver from the Command Hospital in Chandimandir to the Chandigarh airport was held today. The total road journey that takes almost 45 minutes was completed in a little over seven minutes, with assistance from the local police, The Tribune news daily reported Monday.
“A green road corridor between the hospital and the airport had been developed to facilitate quick transport of vital human organs retrieved from brain dead persons and an air corridor between Chandigarh and Delhi for the same purpose was also on the anvil,” Maj Gen Rajvir Singh, the hospital Commandant was quoted as saying by the news daily.
The IAF has earlier used a Su-30MKI frontline aircraft to transport liver and kidney from a brain dead 45-year-old housewife from Pune to two recipients in New Delhi. The liver was used for an ex-serviceman and the kidney was used for the son of a serving sergeant in the IAF. Both patients, admitted to the Army Research and Referral Hospital, were in urgent need of transplants and in last stages of liver and kidney diseases.
Last month, the IAF also airlifted the liver retrieved from a brain dead person at the PGI here, by a team of surgeons from the Command Hospital, Chandimandir, to New Delhi. Under the leadership of Col Anuj Sharma, a senior Army surgeon, the hospital has been a leading institute in northern India to promote organ donation activities and has carved out a niche for itself by carrying out eight multi-organ retrievals of liver, kidneys and corneas, including from the PGI, in record time, the news daily reported.
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The Indian Air Force (IAF) will soon induct women into fighter pilot role that will put them in combat positions, Air Force chief Arup Raha said on Thursday. "We are now planning to induct them into the fighter stream to meet the aspirations of young women of India," Air Chief Marshal Raha was quoted as saying by TOI
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