Saturday, July 18, 2020

Cops, airport officials rescue youth with fever

Kolkata: A youth in his 30s, who was too weak to walk and was shivering with high fever outside the Kolkata airport, was rescued by the cops and airport officials on Friday afternoon. He was sent to a government quarantine centre in Rajarhat in a state health department ambulance, escorted by doctors and health workers.

According to cops, officers posted outside the airport were first alerted by a taxi driver about the youth lying beside pillar no. 30, opposite to the airport’s departure gate no. 3C.
Cops from the outpost walked up to him and realised he had high fever. They immediately approached the airport officials, who first checked his body temperature with a thermal gun and found he had temperature above 100 degrees F. The officials then called for the state health department officials, who finally took the youth. The area where he was lying was sanitised.

On being approached by TOI the youth said he is a resident of Bhagabangola in Murshidabad and had come to Kolkata two days ago. “I was scheduled to fly to Punjab to join work but all my belongings got stolen in the bus. I even fell sick after coming to the airport,” the youth (name withheld) told TOI.
18/07/20 Tamaghna Banerjee/Times of India

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