Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, June 19
The Ludhiana Traffic Police today provided a green corridor to a critical Covid patient, Vipul Jindal, of Tagore Nagar here. He was picked up from Hero Heart DMC Hospital and was taken to the Sahnewal airport in just 14 minutes. A private air ambulance of some hospital of Hyderabad airlifted the patient to Hyderabad.
Lungs of the Covid patient had damaged due to which he had to be shifted to Hyderabad for immediate transplant.
After getting information about the urgent shifting of patient to Hyderabad, Joint Commissioner of Police Deepak Pareek had directed ACP (Traffic) Gurdev Singh to arrange a green corridor for the patient from Hero Heart DMC Hospital to the Sahnewal airport.
“The moment I got directions from senior officials, I informed my team to switch off all traffic lights on the way to airport. Traffic police personnel were deployed at every intersection to prevent any jam. We started from the hospital at 12.24 pm and reached the Sahnewal airport at 12.38 pm. Afterwards, in five minutes the patient boarded the air ambulance,” ACP Gurdev told The Tribune.
Notably, this is not the first time that the Ludhiana traffic police arranged a green corridor for a critical patient, earlier also the police took such initiatives to save the lives of patients.
The ACP said if any vehicle or person stops ambulance or any other emergency vehicle, they could face a penalty of Rs 10,000 under Section 194 E of the Motor Vehicles Act.
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