Sunday, September 03, 2017

In a first, critically ill Assam infant taken to airport through green corridor

Guwahati: An ambulance carrying a critically ill four-month-old boy to the Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) airport in Guwahati on Sunday was provided a green corridor by the Kamrup (metro) district administration for a quick passage of the vehicle.

An air ambulance then flew the boy, Snigdharaag Bhuyan, and his parents to New Delhi for advanced treatment in the Gangaram Hospital.

Senior superintendent of police (traffic) Amanjeet Kaur supervised the 33-km long green corridor from private hospital Pratiksha to the LGBI airport while seven police vehicles provided escort to the ambulance.

The boy, who has been suffering from acute pneumonia, was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Guwahati hospital 15 days ago and put on ventilation.

This was the first green corridor arranged for the passage of a patient in Assam.
03/09/17 Prasanta Mazumdar/New Indian Express