BRO official saves life, locals heap praise : The Tribune India

BRO official saves life, locals heap praise



Mandi, December 19

Chief Engineer of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), Rohtang tunnel project, KP Purushothaman saved the life of a Lahaul resident yesterday. Madan Lal, a resident of Nalda village in Lahaul-Spiti, who had suffered a head injury while working, was rushed to the district hospital in Keylong, but due to poor facilities there, he had to be referred to the regional hospital in Kullu.

37 students reach Lahaul via tunnel

  • As many as 37 students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Spiti, were also allowed to reach Lahaul from Manali via Rohtang tunnel on Wednesday

  • They reached Manali via Kinnaur and Shimla as Lahaul is cut off from Spiti due to the closure of Kunzum Pass

His relative Inderjeet said there was no ambulance to take Madan to Kullu. “The biggest problem is that vehicular movement is not allowed via the Rohtang tunnel these days because of the construction work.” The Rohtang Pass, the gateway to Lahaul on the Manali-Leh highway, is already blocked.

“We thought of seeking help from Purushothaman, who gave us his personal vehicle to ferry the patient via the tunnel to Kullu. The BRO official is a saviour,” he said. Later, Madan was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh, where a surgery was performed today. His condition is stated to be stable. “We are extremely thankful to the BRO official for his great deed,” Inderjeet said. The CMO, district hospital, Keylong, said the patient had to be referred as the injury was serious. — TNS

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