Brain dead patient from Karkala donates organs and save 7 others
Udupi: The staff members of the Kasturba Hospital, Manipal and Udupi police joined hands for the smooth conduct of organ transplant in the district, including the transportation of the organs on Tuesday, June 26.
Nirmala Bhat w/o Mr Vasudev Bhat patient had met with an unfortunate Road Accident on Tellar road, Mathr Nivas near Ravalnath Temple, Karkala on June 22 at 7:30 PM and was referred to the Kasturba Hospital Manipal where she was admitted in the ICU on June 23 midnight at around 01:00 am under the dept of Neurosurgery. On June 25 noon at 12:30 pm She was declared as brain dead as per the protocol stipulated by the Transplantation of Human Organ Act 1994 by four senior doctors of the Medical Board. There was no chance that she would recover from this condition or regain her consciousness. Her breathing was supported by the ventilator to harvest organs for transplantation namely two Heart Valves, both Corneas, both Kidneys and Liver.
Vasudev Bhat, Husband and Family members expressed their willingness to donate the organs of Nirmala Bhat.
As decided by the Transplantation Authority, Corneas and one Kidney would be provided to patients admitted in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal. The liver harvested by surgeons from BGS Hospital, Bangalore for the identified patient would be airlifted by helicopter from Kasturba Hospital, Manipal. Two Heart valves would be used on a patient in Bangalore and one Kidney for a patient in Mangalore.
Dr Avinash Shetty Medical Superintendent said that “With this noble gesture of Nirmala Bhat’s family, 7 needy patients would receive an extension of their lives through transplantation.”