In a major medical achievement, a live heart was transported from Aurangabad to Mumbai in a record time of 94 minutes.
The heart was successfully transplanted into a 4-year-old girl.
This is especially crucial because the distance of 323.5 kilometres between the two cities.
A statement from Fortis Hospital in suburban Mulund, where the transplant took place, said that the operation was successful.
The girl is said to be a resident of Jalna and is now under observation.
The hospital statement said that the live heart of a 13-year-old boy, who died in a road accident, was retrieved in Aurangabad’s MGM Hospital.
The heart was taken on route for its destination on Friday from where it left for Aurangabad Airport at 1:50 pm.
It reached the airport at 1:54 pm covering the 4.8-kilometre distance in 4 minutes.
The administration had set up a green corridor for the heart transport.
A chartered flight brought the heart to Mumbai Airport at 3:05 pm from where it was rushed, via a green corridor, to Fortis Hospital in 19 minutes.>