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First Inter-state Heart Transplant in Navi Mumbai

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Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, today created a “Green Corridor” for the transportation of “Donor Heart” retrieved from a 43 year old brain dead patient. The “Green Corridor” was created from Apollo Hospitals, CBD Belapur to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Domestic). A distance of 32 kms was covered in 40 minutes.

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Green Corridor Route:

Apollo Hospitals, CBD Belapur, Palm Beach Road, Mumbai – Pune Highway, Vashi Toll Booth, Mankhurd Ghatkopar Link Road,  SCLR, Western Express Road and the Airport

Dr Prasad Mugalikar, Medical Director, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, said,“Mr. Chetan Tailor, 43 year-old, from Khapoli, was admitted in a critical condition. On medical evaluation he was diagnosed to have a bleed in the brain stem and despite efforts, he could not be revived. As per the protocols, today he was declared brain dead. We counseled the family members and with all generosity, they agreed to donate his organs. The heart was retrieved as other organs were not suitable for transplantation. The ZTCC coordinated and a suitable recipient was found at, Chennai. We thank the ZTCC and Navi Mumbai Police, for their sustained efforts in organ donation awareness.”

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