Hyderabad: For the first time in the city, The Hyderabad Metro Rail created a special green corridor on 2 February between Nagole and Jubilee Hills check-post stations to facilitate non-stop transport of a heart. An entire metro train was arranged to transport an organ from Kamineni Hospital, LB Nagar, to a patient in Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills. It's for the first time an novel initiative as such was done to help transport a heart to save a life, said the HMRL MD, N.V.S Reddy.
On Tuesday afternoon, The special train which started from Nagole Metro station picked up the heart harvested from a brain dead patient in Kamineni hospital at around 4.40 p.m and travelled 21 km, non-stop, crossing 16 stations between Nagole and Jubilee Hills, in a record time of 30 minutes.
The doctors used the enroute to ensure there is no time wasted. Listen to the doctor explain.
All stations were on guard regarding the movement of the special train and an ambulance was kept ready at Jubilee Hills check-post station to take the heart to the hospital, Mr. Reddy said, adding only a team of medical experts travelled with the harvested heart in the special train.
The initiative of the Hyderabad Metro rails has won hearts from Hyderabadis. Earlier the city Traffic cops on various occasion arranged a green channel between two hospitals and also from the International Airport.