A Jadavpur resident, Sumita Hazra, on Monday took to Facebook, seeking help from the police to help her reach her ailing father to hospital as they were stuck in a jam owing to a political programme on the road ahead.
The traffic police immediately created a temporary semi-green channel, turning all the signals green on the route, so that the ambulance could cover 6.4 km and reach SSKM Hospital in 17 minutes. The patient is now stated to be stable.
“The woman called the Lalbazar control room from near the mall on Prince Anwar Shah Road. We took the ambulance’s registration number and directed all cops on road to ensure the vehicle could pass unhindered,” said an officer. Hazra said their ambulance got stuck around 3.30pm and her father was sinking by the minute. But after the cops swung into action, they reached SSKM in 17 minutes. “No police vehicle guided the ambulance. But the cops guided us over the phone according to the situation on the road. I am grateful to Kolkata police and especially to Lalbazar Control room. My father is responding to medicine and we believe the crisis is over,” she stated.
Source: Times of India