Family Donates Vital Organs of Brain Dead Purushottam Lachchmaiah Naik

Udupi: Purushottam Lachchmaiah Naik (30), a resident of Talgod, Bhatkal, who met with an accident in Bhatkal on March 14, was being treated in the Intensive Care Unit and has been declared brain dead on March 22.

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On March 14, while he was on his way from Bunder to Bhatkal a autorickshaw hit Purushottam Lachchmaiah Naik’s bike. Purushottam was admitted to Bhatkal hospital and later shifted to KMC Hospital, Manipal. His condition worsened on March 21 night and he was declared brain dead on March 21 late night. His other organs were functioning normally.


Doctors in the hospital who were treating him met the family members of Purushottam and briefed them about organ donation. Purushottam’s elder brother after discussing with his parents agreed for organ donation.

On March 22, members of the Zonal Co-ordination Committee of Karnataka reached the hospital to take the organs to Bengaluru. His vital organs like kidneys and liver, have been donated and Doctors from Bengaluru are in KMC Manipal to transport and transplant the organs.

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The organs will be taken to Columbia Asia hospital in Bengaluru.

All the arrangements for zero traffic has been made during the transport of the organs to the airport.

The medical team from Columbia Asia hospital Bangaluru and Kasturba hospital Maniapl conducted the procedure of harvesting the organs.
Speaking on the occasion Dr (Col) M Dayananda medical Superintendent and COO KMC Manipal said that we are very pleased to coordinate this entire exercise of Organ Donation from brain dead patient and transplantation to needy patient which will lead to saving a few lives. The Deputy commissioner of Udupi Dr R Vishal was very proactive in his approach to initiate the program in Udupi district the Organ Donation and Transplant. The support from Superintendent of Police Udupi Annamalai made the transportation especially the “Green Corridor” arrangements and other logistics arrangements to take place in a time bound manner. SP Mangalore Dr Sharanappa S D also played an important role in this process and for the “Green Corridor” The Airport Authority of India offered all possible assistance for smooth passage and transit of the team and the organs.

Deputy Commissioner Dr Vishal R said the family is into great sacrifice. The corneas could not be retrieved owing to the severe brain injuries. The cost of medical treatment would be waived, said the official.

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