Durgapur nurse donates organ before declared brain dead

Left: File picture of Surabhi Right: After the dead body of Surabhi arrives her Asansol residence

Durgapur News Desk, 28 December 2016: 22 year old Surabhi Barat, a resident of Asansol expressed her last wish of donating her organs before she went into irreversible coma at Kolkata’s Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals on Sunday afternoon. Her family members honoured the last desire of Surabhi and decided to donate her organs.

According to hospital sources, her five organs have been donated and for a kidney transplant, the police made a green corridor from bypass to SSKM, which is around 11 km. The journey took around 10 minutes.

Surabhi was diagonised with Brain Tumor when she was in class six and underwent several brain surgeries in Chennai’s Apollo hospital. In spite of such an acute constraint, she never gave up studies and completed her graduation in commerce from B C College of Asansol. Later on she did nursing training from Ramkrishna Mission of Purulia and joined the I Q City Medical College and Hospital of Durgapur as a nurse, just six months ago.

After joining he job she used to stay at the Nurse’s hostel within the I Q City campus in Sobhapur locality of Durgapur. Her sincerity and desire to work gave her a place at the ‘Critical Care Unit’ of the I Q City hospital; where only extremely skilled, sincere and experience nurses find a place.

However repeated health issues forced her to go back to her Asansol residence at Hill View locality.

This time her condition deteriorated fast and she was moved to the Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals at E M Bypass in Kolkata. But she was showing no sign of responding to the administered medicines. Surabhi. The brave girl, was declared brain dead at around 2 am on Sunday.

According to the latest available information, all three patients who were transplanted with organs are doing fine.
The donated liver was transplanted to Relja Uvalic, 57, a liver cancer and cirrhosis patient, at the hospital. One of the kidneys went to Bijay Kumar Bhoot, 59, of Howrah who also underwent the transplant at the same hospital. The other kidney was transplanted to Priyotsoh Naskar, 32, of Baruipur at SSKM Hospital.

Surabhi continues to live.

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