Brain dead Kottayam youth infuses life to 7 others, heart taken by road to Kozhikode | Video

Kottayam-native Navis was declared brain dead on Friday.

Kottayam: Kottayam native Navis, who was declared brain dead on Friday, will live on through seven others.

Health Minister Veena George said on Saturday that the family members of the 25-year-old have consented to donate multiple organs, including the heart.

As per the intimation provided to Rajagiri Hospital, Ernakulam, from the Kerala Organ Sharing Registry (KNOS), the heart, liver, intestine, two hands, both kidneys and cornea from two eyes were harvested for donation.

Heart - Metromed International Cardiac Centre, Kozhikode
Liver - Rajagiri Hospital, Kochi
Hand - Amrita Hospital, Kochi
Kidney - Government Medical College, Kozhikode & Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi
Cornea - Little Flower Hospital, Angamaly

Premature demise

Navis, a native of Kalathipaddy in Kottayam's Vadavathoor, was the son of Sajan Mathew and Sherin.

He was doing his master's in Accounting in France. He had reached home at Vadavathur here as the classes had switched to online mode due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On September 16, Navis was found unconscious by his sister Vismaya.

Low blood sugar was the presumed reason and he was rushed to the Caritas Hospital in Kottayam.

With his health condition not improving, Navis was shifted to Rajagiri Hospital on September 20.

Navis' mortal remains, which have been kept at a private hospital in Pala, will be brought to his home Tuesday morning. The funeral will begin at 12:30pm.

Heart driven to Kozhikode
The harvested organs were transported to various hospitals, mostly in Kochi city.

However, the heart was taken via road to Metromed International Cardiac Centre in Kozhikode.

The health minister had requested the cooperation of the public as the ambulance (KL 11 AU 7346) needed smooth progress to reach the destination without delay. Veena George had also informed the chief minister, who intervened to make the necessary traffic arrangements.

As it would have taken longer for doctors from Kozhikode to reach Kochi, Dr Jose Chacko Periappuram in Kochi's Lisie Hospital performed the surgery to separate the heart from the body.

The incident is reminiscent of the story of the popular Malayalam film 'Traffic', inspired by an similar scenario that happened in Chennai.

The Route that was taken
Rajagiri Hospital » North Paravur » Triprayar » Guruvayur » Ponnani » Tirur » Tanur » Parappanangadi » Ramanattukara » Metromed Internatinal Cardiac Centre (destination)

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