Timely help by a young doctor saved the life of a man who lay bleeding on a road in Indore late on Tuesday night.
Rajesh Panchal’s car crashed into a road divider near World Cup Square on the ring road. Seriously injured and partly unconscious, Panchal could not do much but wait for help. Several motorists passed by him but they did not stop. In such situation, Dr Dolcy Bhatia came to his rescue, Panchal’s kin said.
Dr Bhatia, an intern at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS), was returning from a party with her husband when she saw Panchal lying injured on the road.
Instead of waiting for an ambulance, she and her husband put him in their car and rushed to MY Hospital.
“We could not take chances. He was bleeding profusely and was lying on the road for a long. It was important that we took him to a hospital, otherwise he could have died,” said Dr Bhatia.
For the family members of Panchal, Dr Bhatia is no less than an angel. “Doctors told us that he was brought to hospital at a very critical time. Had he been a bit more late, he would have died. People don’t help their blood relatives, but she helped my son. It’s a great gesture,” said Ramesh Panchal, his father.
Panchal received injuries on his body and head in the accident, police sources said, adding that he was apparently under the influence of alcohol. A police case has been registered in the matter.