Army medical team retrieves donated heart, airlifted in IAF aircraft to Delhi

New Delhi, May 25 (PTI) An Army medical team and the IAF have worked in tandem to ferry a harvested heart from Jaipur to Delhi which will give a new lease of life to a young woman, officials said.

The HQ Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force (IAF) also shared a few pictures of the mission on its Twitter handle.

“In a life saving mission today, an #IAF aircraft swiftly airlifted a medical team of Army Hospital (R&R), Delhi to SMS Medical College, Jaipur. The team retrieved a donated heart which was promptly airlifted to Delhi. This will give a new lease of life to a 19 year old woman,” it said.

Army Hospital (Research and Referral) is located near Dhaula Kuan area in Delhi.