A green road corridor has been established between the Command Hospital of the army's western command and Chandigarh airport to transport the vital organs to another city.
An air corridor is to established between Chandigarh and New Delhi for faster transportation of organs.
On the occasion of Organ Donation Day on August 6, a mock green corridor was carried out on the road corridor from Command Hospital to the Chandigarh airport. A mock situation of a liver being transplanted to save a patient's life was enacted and an escort vehicle of Panchkula Police, led by ASI Balbir Singh, was used to provide road clearance for the ambulance up to the airport.
The total journey was completed in just seven minutes and 18 seconds, which usually takes about 45 minutes.
Major General Rajvir Singh, the Commandant of Command Hospital, Chandimandir, said, "The Command Hospital, Chandimandir, had been a leading hospital in northern India to promote organ donation activities, and had carved out a niche for itself by carrying out eight multi-organ retrievals of liver, kidneys and corneas, including from PGIMER, Chandigarh, in record time."