Doctor Runs 45 Mins On Foot To Save Patient
The gridlock presented Dr. Govind Nandakumar, a gastrointestinal surgeon at Manipal Hospital, with a choice: he could either give up or he could arrive in time to operate on his patient.
The Indian doctor raced 1.8 miles in 45 minutes to get to the hospital where the patient was waiting for him to undergo a gallbladder operation after the traffic became completely gridlocked.
Keeping in mind that his first patient for the day had already been prepared for surgery and that there were additional patients who were also anticipated to have their surgeries performed later, Nandakumar hastened to the hospital after getting out of his car, according to the Times of India.
When he said that the waterlogging and unusually heavy rain caused the traffic to back up for at least a few kilometers, Nandakumar once again emphasized the chaos of Bangalore traffic.
The surgeon decided to run for approximately 45 minutes to reach his patient after observing no signs of the traffic getting any better.
“I did not want to waste any more time waiting for the traffic to clear up as my patients aren’t allowed to have their meals until surgery is over. I did not want to keep them waiting for long,” he said.