Prime Minister Narendra Modi was campaigning in his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi on 6 March ahead of the seventh and last phase of the UP Elections. Despite his busy schedule, the PM played a crucial role in saving an 8-month-old girl’s life from Assam.
The PM helped ensure traffic-free passage for the child when it was taken from Delhi’s IGI airport to a hospital in west Delhi, after being flown to the capital from Assam.
The child was initially diagnosed with a medical condition in which the first stool of the baby enters its lungs. If inhaled, these contaminated fluids can cause fatal respiratory disorders.
To save her life, doctors at Aditya Hospital, Dibrugarh, Assam, arranged an air-ambulance to fly her to Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
The PM’s intervention helped ensure a traffic-free path for the ambulance to reach Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
Dhrubajyoti Kalita, Father, to Mail TodayHe (PM Modi) is our God today. We sought help from several influential people, including a top IPS officer from the northeast working with Delhi police. Nobody did anything. We did not know what would happen to our daughter.
A doctor at Aditya Hospital in Dibrugarh, who was involved in the child’s treatment, sent an email to a reporter in Delhi requesting a free passage from the airport to the hospital without any traffic.
The reporter emailed the Delhi Police Special Commissioner for Traffic Ajay Kashyap and Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik and marked a copy to the Prime Minister’s personal email ID. The PM saw the email and alerted his office, which then requested immediate action from Delhi Police.
Kalita Dhrubajyoti, Child’s Mother to Mail Today The way we were received at the airport was beyond our imagination. Delhi Police was extremely cordial and professional. We cannot thank the Prime Minister and Delhi Police enough.
Doctors said on Sunday that the child is out of danger and is making good progress.