For the first time within the country, a metro train served as a green-corridor. On Tuesday, the Hyderabad Metro took a live beating heart from one hospital to another. The distance between the two hospitals was about 21 km. The estimated journey time was about an hour but with the help of Metro, the journey was completed in just 30 minutes.
For successful heart transplantation, the heart has to be transplanted into another person’s body within four hours after it’s isolation from the donor’s body. The Hyderabad Metro played a crucial role in transporting the heart well within this time frame. The family of a farmer from Nalgonda district of Telangana donated this heart. The donor was declared brain-dead by the doctors of Kamineni Hospital in Hyderabad. Subsequently, a team at Apollo Hospital successfully implanted this donated heart in another person’s body.
For this purpose, the Hyderabad Metro had built a special green-corridor between Nagole and Jubilee Hills. Through this green-corridor, the beating heart was taken from Kamineni Hospital in LB Nagar to Apollo Hospital in Jubilee Hills.
According to NVS Reddy, Managing Director of the Hyderabad Metro Rail, such a Green Corridor was developed for the first time in the country. Thanking the two hospitals, CEO of L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd., KVB Reddy, said that he’s glad that the authority had a chance to save a person’s life. The green-corridor was built for non-stop operation of the train between Nagole and Jubilee Hills.
All stations appearing between the two stations were alerted already. An ambulance was also kept ready at the Jubilee Hills’ check post station to ensure the delivery of the heart is done without any delay. In this special trip of metro rail, only the medical team was boarded in the entire train along with the isolated heart. Doctors at the Apollo Hospital said that a 44-year-old patient was admitted in critical condition. He needed an urgent heart transplant to facilitate any chances of saving his life.