Cops set up green corridor, critical patient reaches city hospital from UP
Kolkata: The city on Tuesday witnessed eastern India's first green corridor which was facilitated to ferry a critical patient to the hospital from the Calcutta airport after he suffered a stroke in Uttar Pradesh.
The patient was brought to the city by an air-ambulance on Tuesday morning.
Both the Bidhannagar and Kolkata police made necessary arrangements to set up a
green corridor in the city to ensure a smooth passage for the patient.
The patient, Samarjit Das (69), a resident of Sil Lane in Tangra went to Manasarovar with his family members a few days ago. On his way back to the city, Das had suffered ischemic stroke and pneumonia in Uttar Pradesh.
The patient was brought in an air-ambulance that had taken off from Lucknow. It landed at the city's airport in the morning. Another ambulance was waiting outside the airport with the police escort. The patient was taken to a private hospital in Mallick Bazar within 23 minutes. The ambulance was however caught in a traffic jam for nearly five minutes at Hudco More before it finally reached the hospital around 11.38 am.
Green Corridor was facilitated by Bidhan Nagar police as well as Kolkata Police in their respective jurisdiction. The patient was admitted to the hospital and a surgery was conducted in the hospital later in the day.
According to the hospital sources, patient suffered a major stroke due to his visit to a high-altitude area. As he is an elderly patient, he could not withstand acute shortage of oxygen.
A city-based doctor said elderly people suffering from heart related ailments and sugar are often prone to heart attacks.
The actual cause of the heart attack in case of Das is yet to be confirmed. The victim's family members told the hospital doctors that he had no history of heart ailments or sugar.
After performing various tests on the patient, the doctors felt the need of an immediate surgery. His condition is stated to be critical. The doctors thanked the police administration for creating the green corridor which helped the patient to reach the hospital on time.
It may be mentioned that the city had witnessed a series of green corridors earlier also but in those case organs were transported from one place to another. But, this is for the first time in the state's history, a critical patient was brought to the hospital.