Hyderabad: The first lung transplant surgery at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) was carried out on Wednesday when donor lungs from a brain dead 47-year-old daily wage earner, were transported through a green channel in the early hours from Medicover Hospitals, Madhapur to NIMS Punjagutta.
Thanks to the green channel created by the city and traffic police, the donor lungs were transported in an ambulance from Madhapur to Punjagutta, covering 11 km distance in 11 minutes. The ambulance left Medicover Hospitals at 7.40 am and reached NIMS at around 7.51 am.
The recipient of the donor lungs at NIMS is a 19-year-old young girl whose lungs were infected after recovering from Covid-19, according to Jeevandan organ donation officials.
The brain-dead donor is 47-year-old daily wage earner A Susheela, a resident of Tadbun, Secunderabad. On November 27, Susheela was hit by a two-wheeler while crossing the Bowenpally main road.
The injured woman was rushed to a local hospital and later shifted to Medicover Hospitals Madhapur for better treatment. With her health condition not improving, the doctors declared her as brain dead. Her relatives decided to donate her organs, as part of the Jeevandan initiative, officials said.
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