In a first-of-its-kind, Hyderabad metro recently ran a special train to transport a live organ – a heart for transplant from a 45-year-old man found to be brain dead.
Into details, Hyderabad Metro helped rush a heart for a transplant from Kamineni Hospital in LB Nagar to Apollo Hospitals in Jubilee Hills which usually takes 60 minutes of time with 20-km distance to commute by road.
Owing to the traffic, the hospital authorities decided to take the beating heart through metro special train which paced through the entire stretch of 21 kilometers, crossing 16 stations between Nagole and Jubilee Hills in less than 30 mins.
Speaking over the same, KVB Reddy, the Managing Director and CEO, of L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited stated that it was a god-send opportunity for metro to mobilize their resources towards saving a precious life. “I must thank Kamineni and Apollo Hospitals for reaching out to us with this benevolent request,” he added.
The special train was allowed to move swiftly between the stations while they were kept on guard and were informed regarding the movement. An ambulance was kept ready at Jubilee Hills to take the heart and rush to the hospital.