Manipal: MIT Student gives life to needy through organ donation
Manipal, Oct 12, 2022: A road traffic accident occurred at 8.40 pm on Oct 9 at Manipal where Vemula Sudarshan Chowdary, MIT student, resident of Gurazala Mandal, Andra Pradesh was severely injured and admitted to Kasturba Hospital, Manipal.
Despite efforts by the doctors to salvage him, the prognosis was poor and he did not show any signs of recovery or regain consciousness. Vemula Sudarshan Chowdary’s father Vemula Alekha Prasad expressed willingness to donate viable organs to save other needy patients life.
Subsequently, Vemula Sudarshan Chowdary was declared brain dead by the Panel of expert Doctors as per the protocol stipulated by the Transplantation of Human Organ Act 1994 officially twice at 6 hours intervals. The first was at 4.10 pm and the second one at 11.42 pm on Oct 11.
Liver was sent send to KMC Hospital, Ambedkar Circle, Mangalore, Lungs to Aster CMI, Bangalore, One Kidney to AJ Hospital Mangalore and One Kidney, Corneas/Eye Balls and Skin were retained by Kasturba Hospital Manipal for the registered patients to save the lives of needy patients.
As per Jeevasarthakathe, SOTTO, Bangalore protocols and decisions, Liver send to KMC Hospital, Ambedkar Circle, Mangalore, Lungs to Aster CMI, Bangalore, One Kidney to AJ Hospital Mangalore and One Kidney, Corneas/Eye Balls and Skin were retained by Kasturba Hospital Manipal for the registered patients to save the lives of needy patients.
Father and Family members of Vemula Sudarshan Chowdary, expressed that organ donation is a noble cause. “My son has committed a great deed even in his death,” his father said.
Medical Superintendent Dr. Avinash Shetty said that the organ donation is a great work to save lives.
He thanked Vemula Sudarshan Chowdary family who decided to do this noble cause. Good thing is that day by day awareness on Organ donation is increasing among the public, he added.
The harvested organs were transferred to recipient hospital with the support of the Udupi and Dakshina Kannada Police Department from Manipal to Mangalore via Green Corridor.