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To save veteran’s life, Indian Air Force Dornier aircraft deployed to airlift liver from Pune to Delhi

On the cold night of 23 February, a Dornier aircraft stood ready at short notice, its mission: to transport a team of specialized doctors from an Army hospital in Pune to Delhi. Ship loaded goods? A jigger, whose purpose was to save the life of a veteran. This operation, executed with seamless precision, underlines the strategic importance of the Indian Air Force in responding to medical emergencies.

By: Ruchi Upadhyay  Pardaphash Group
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To save veteran’s life, Indian Air Force Dornier aircraft deployed to airlift liver from Pune to Delhi

New Delhi: In a humanitarian causes, The Indian Air Force deployed its Dornier aircraft at short notice to airlift a team of doctors from the Army Hospital here to retrieve a liver from Pune to save the life of an army veteran. The mission was crucial given it was conducted at short notice on February 23, the Indian Air Force said on Sunday.

On the cold night of 23 February, a Dornier aircraft stood ready at short notice, its mission: to transport a team of specialized doctors from an Army hospital in Pune to Delhi. Ship loaded goods? A jigger, whose purpose was to save the life of a veteran. This operation, executed with seamless precision, underlines the strategic importance of the Indian Air Force in responding to medical emergencies.

“An IAF Dornier aircraft was activated at short notice to airlift a team of doctors of Army Hospital (R&R), to retrieve a liver from Pune to Delhi during the night on 23 February,” it said.

The subsequent transplant surgery helped save the life of the veteran, the IAF added. Army Hospital (Research And Referral), also known as Army Hospital (R&R) is the apex flagship medical care centre in the Delhi Cantonment area for the armed forces where the personnel associated with the armed forces and their family members get treatment.

In July 2023, the IAF conducted another life-saving mission, this time airlifting a living human heart from Nagpur to Pune. The beating heart, with the promise of a new life, was transported to the Army Institute of Cardio-Thoracic Sciences, where a veteran waited for its vital beats. This mission not only saved one life, but also showcased the role of the Indian Air Force in facilitating critical medical procedures, proving that the valor of the forces extends beyond the battlefield to the realm of saving civilian lives.

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