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Cops honoured for quick action

In her eight month of pregnancy, Saryas was on her way to hospital when an another vehicle hit her autorickshaw on the Ring Road on May 22.

delhi Updated: Jun 26, 2011 01:10 IST
Priyanka Gautam

In her eight month of pregnancy, Saryas was on her way to hospital when an another vehicle hit her autorickshaw on the Ring Road on May 22.

She ended up delivering the baby in the three-wheeler itself. And due to the timely action of PCR personnel who rushed her and the baby to the hospital that both their lives were saved.

The four PCR staff and 37 others were awarded for such acts by the Save Life Foundation.

"We rushed to spot after receiving the PCR call and took her to LNJP Hospital. We even checked with doctors the next day to enquire about the mother and baby. Such incidents give us professional satisfaction," said Deepika, a Delhi police constable who was on PCR duty that day.

"The awards are in recognition of the exemplary service, skill, speed and courage rendered by Delhi police personnel in saving the lives of grievously injured victims of road accidents and other medical emergencies," Piyush Tiwari, president of the foundation.

In another such incident, 55-year-old Satbir Singh, a resident of Narela, was seriously injured on April 18 in a road accident near Jain Mandir on GT Karnal road. He was rushed to Raja Harish Chander Hospital, Narela, by PCR staff. The doctors at the hospital lauded the police for quick reaction.

"The immediate help by the PCR van changed my perception of police personnel as they saved my life that day," said Satbir Singh, who was present at the felicitation function.

A total of 41 Delhi Police personnel were awarded by the Save Life Foundation. "We are happy that we get recognised for our efforts which are usually ignored by the general people. These awards motivate and encourage us to do our job more efficiently," said Devender, a Sub Inspector with the PCR.

"Nothing is more important than pulling life back from the jaws of death and the job of PCR staff is very crucial as it can be instrumental in making a huge difference," Deepak Mishra, Special CP (operations), said.