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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Friday created a special ‘Green Corridor’ to facilitate the shifting of a critically-ill patient from a private hospital in Nayapalli to the Bhubaneswar International Airport. As per reports, a special route was created for shifting the patient from Puri district who is being airlifted to Hyderabad.

As per reports, the patient, Abhay Kumar Jena had developed serious infections in lungs after recovering from COVID-19. He was operated in Bhubaneswar and an artificial lung was implanted. Today, he was airlifted to Hyderabad.

A senior police official informed that the step was taken to ensure that the patient, in a dedicated ambulance, reached the airport in less than 7 minutes.

“We had made provision to shift the patient from the hospital to airport. This was the fourth green corridor set up for shifting patients to hospitals outside the state from Bhubaneswar,” said a senior police official.

Two special police vehicles escorted the ambulance in which the critically-ill patient was shifted to Bhubaneswar airport from the private hospital at Nayapalli.

Earlier on October 17, a ‘Green Corridor’ was created from a private hospital in Bhubaneswar to the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) for shifting a critical patient. The patient was shifted in an Air Ambulance from Bhubaneswar to Chennai for organ transplantation.

Police Commissioner, Sudhanshu Sarangi today informed that Commissionerate Police had taken lot of precautions for shifting the patient from the hospital to the airport.

In the last five to six months, we had started the providing ‘green corridor’ for shifting of critical patients or organs, the Police Commissioner said.

“On request from hospitals, we are now able to mobilise our personnel and create a dedicated passage for the green corridor. On many situations, we usually get less time but still we are making necessary measures in this regard. People are also cooperating with us,” Sarangi added.

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