Sitting in a gynecology department at Hukum Chand Polyclinic in Indore watching his newborn boy sleep, Vicky Kerasiya narrates how his wife, Durga, was helped at 3am by the police officials patrolling in a PCR van.
He said: “My wife, Durga, had her due date a week later. But at around 1am, she started experiencing labour pains. So, I decided to take my wife to a hospital. I was offered keys of a bike by my neighbour. Just as I started the bike, she began to collapse making it difficult for me to ride it.“
He put the bike on roadside, waiting for an auto-rickshaw but none was ready to take them to hospital. Suddenly, he saw a PCR van and he waved at it.
“The van stopped and a constable Yogesh Dabe got off it to enquire about the matter,” Vicky said.
Dave informed the control room about the problem the couple was facing and decided to take the woman to a hospital in the van.
Dabe said: “The moment we alighted from our vehicle we realised that the woman was not in a good condition.”
“Besides taking the patient to hospital, Dabe also ensured that the woman got proper medical attention,” Vicky said.
He further says, “The doctor informed me that my wife’s case was a complicated one. Had she not received proper medical care in time the child and mother would have died.”
Vicky added: “If Dabe had not shown kindness to me, I would have lost my wife and son, as nobody was ready to help us. Ambulances were not taking our calls, auto-rickshaw owners had refused to take us as it was very late. My wife and son owe their life to him.”