Hyderabad Metro transports live heart
A panel of doctors and other medicos headed by Dr. Gokhale from the Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills brought the harvested heart from the Kamineni Hospital at the Nagole Metro Station at around 1am.
HYDERABAD: Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) created a green channel to transport a harvested heart in the early hours of Monday. This is the second time a live organ has been transported by the Hyderabad metro rail. They previously transported a live organ on February 2, 2021.
According to metro rail officials, they received an SOS call from the Apollo Hospital in Jubilee Hills requesting the transportation of a harvested heart in order to save a life. In the wee hours of Monday, Hyderabad Metro Rail turned on a green channel, enabling a special train to deliver a live heart from Nagole to Jubilee Hills.
A panel of doctors and other medicos headed by Dr. Gokhale from the Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills brought the harvested heart from the Kamineni Hospital at the Nagole Metro Station at around 1am.The live heart was then rushed into the waiting metro train. The special train arrived at the Jubilee Hills Check Post in about 25 minutes, where an ambulance from Apollo Jubilee Hills was waiting to receive the live organ and the medical team. The entire event was handled flawlessly by metro and security officials on Line 3.
According to metro officials, this activity coincided with the operation of special metro train services after regular business hours on September 25 for the return journey of about 20,000 spectators who travelled to the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Uppal, to watch the T20 cricket match from the stadium and the two adjacent metro stations.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. KVB Reddy, MD & CEO, L&TMRHL, said, "The Hyderabad Metro Rail is committed to serving its passengers and is always ready to go the extra mile if help is needed. It is ingrained in our values and beliefs to rise to the occasion for those who need us the most. This time again, we have activated a Green Channel in the quickest possible time to transport a harvested heart to save a precious life. My sincere gratitude goes out to every doctor and member of the HMR staff who ensured this safe and seamless transport of the live organ. "