Hyderabad doctors transport live heart via metro at 2am in a mission to save life

It took them 25 minutes to reach as a green channel was made for the special train by L&T.

A panel of doctors from Kamineni Hospital, LB Nagar, brought the live donor heart to the Nagole Metro Station at around 1 am on Monday. The live donor heart was then rushed inside the waiting metro train and in a span of 25 minutes the special train reached Jubilee Hills check post where the ambulance of Apollo Jubilee Hills was waiting to receive the live organ.

HMR activated a ‘green channel’ in the wee hours on Monday (September 26) and facilitated a special train for the mission.

The humanitarian mission was taken up by the L&TMRHL authorities and security officials at a time when as many as 20,000 cricket lovers for the T20 match at Uppal were about to board metro trains on their return journey.

Speaking on this occasion, KVB Reddy, MD and 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. This 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.”

This is for the second time, that HMR has made arrangements for a special green channel to transport a donor heart. A similar initiative was taken-up in February, 2021 when HMR received an SOS call from the Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills for transport of a live donor heart.

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