Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police provided a ‘green corridor’ to shift a critically ill patient from a private hospital in Bhubaneswar to the Biju Patnaik International Airport here today.
Green corridor refers to a special road route that helps harvested organs or patients to reach hospitals.
After being requested, the Additional DCP Traffic and team provided the Green Corridor at 4 pm for transfer of the critical patient from Apollo Hospital to the Bhubaneswar airport.
The convoy of vehicles including an ambulance carrying the patient reached the Bhubaneswar airport within nine minutes. The patient was then shifted in an air ambulance from the Bhubaneswar airport to Chennai for organ transplantation.
A senior police official said the ambulance was allowed to move in the green corridor in the middle of the road. Other vehicles were stopped on both sides of the road with the green cordon when the ambulance was crossing the road route, the police official added.