Hyderabad Metro saves life; runs special train to transport heart to patient
This article was published on : February 8, 2021
Hyderabad Metro saves life! For the first time, a live heart was transported between two hospitals in the city of Hyderabad in a passenger-free metro train that was specially arranged. The Hyderabad Metro covered a distance of 21 kilometres in less than 30 minutes, according to an IE report.
On Tuesday afternoon, the special green corridor was facilitated by Hyderabad Metro Rail between Nagole and Jubilee Hills to move a live heart from Kamineni hospital in LB Nagar to Apollo hospital in Jubilee Hills. This was done to save a critical patient who was in need of an urgent transplant. NVS Reddy, MD, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited was quoted in the report saying that a special dedicated train was run for the first time to transport a heart to save a life.
Around 4.40 PM, a team from Apollo hospitals started their journey with the live heart, and the metro train crossed 16 stations in half an hour. According to the report, a drive to the destination by road would have taken more than an hour time. MD and CEO of L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited, KVB Reddy thanked the two hospitals for reaching out to them with an opportunity to save a life.
He said all safety measures were ensured along with creating a green corridor to mobilize a special non-stop passenger-free metro train from Nagole to Jubilee hills, facilitating the organ transportation in a quest to save a life.