The city police swung into action on Thursday evening and managed to create a green corridor from Fortis Hospital in Sector 62 to Ghazipur on the Delhi-UP border. At stake was the life of a nine-year-old boy who had been admitted to Fortis Hospital and was critical. His father had decided to shift him to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi and sought the police’s help. With the creation of a green corridor, the ambulance carrying the boy crossed the 11-km stretch in six minutes.
The boy, Aditya, had suffered a mishap in the swimming pool of a highrise residential society at Sector 78 where he lives with his family. He was later admitted to Fortis hospital.
“The policemen on duty told me that the ambulance left Fortis Hospital in Sector 62 at 4.50 pm and crossed Ghazipur border exactly at 4.56pm. The distance between Fortis and Ghazipur, where our jurisdiction ended, is nearly 11 km,” said Dinesh Yadav, superintendent of police (SP), city Noida.
“I got a call from the boy’s father around 4.30 pm about his decision to shift his son to Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi for which he wanted a safe corridor, at least within Noida. I immediately informed the control room in Noida and also asked them to inform the Delhi Police immediately. There are around seven to eight intersections in between and I alerted the traffic police through wireless, provided a PCR van and deployed traffic constables along the way to help the patient,” said Yadav.
“Our jurisdiction ends at Ghazipur, but I was hoping that roads within Delhi would be clear too,” the SP said.
He added that in January too, the Noida police had arranged a green corridor between Kailash Hospital in Noida and Apollo hospital in New Delhi for another patient.