Hyderabad Metro transports harvested heart from Nagole to Jubilee Hills

Hyderabad Metro created a Green Channel to transport the harvested heart in the wee hours of Monday.

BySumit Jha

Published Sep 27, 2022 | 7:55 AM Updated Sep 27, 2022 | 7:55 AM

Hyderabad Metro

Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) created a Green Channel to transport a harvested heart in the wee hours of Monday, 26 September.

HMRL received an SOS call from Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, seeking help to transport a harvested heart and save a life.

HMRL activated a Green Channel and ran a special train to transport the beating heart from Nagole Metro Station to Jubilee Hills Check Post Metro Station.

A panel of doctors and other medicos from Kamineni Hospital in LB Nagar brought the harvested organ to the Nagole Metro Station at around 1 am. The live heart was then rushed to the waiting metro train.

A harvested heart can survive anywhere between four and six hours. The sooner the transplant is done, the better.

According to Hyderabad Metro officials, in a span of about 25 minutes, the special train reached the Jubilee Hills Check Post where an Apollo Jubilee Hills medical team was waiting with an ambulance to receive the live organ.

The entire event was seamlessly handled by the metro its security officials on Line 3.

Heart run after cricket run

“The Hyderabad Metro Rail is committed to serving its passengers and is always ready to go the extra mile if help is needed,” said HMRL Managing Director and CEO KVB Reddy.

“Our values and beliefs are ingrained to rise to the occasion for those who need us the most. This time, we activated a Green Channel in the quickest possible time to transport a harvested heart to save a precious life.”

The heart transportation coincided with the handling of special metro train services beyond business hours on 25 September to ensure safe and easy return journey for the 20,000 spectators who traveled to watch the T20 cricket match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Uppal.

The trains were run from stadium and two adjoining metro stations.