Green Corridor in city scripts success story

Ailing infant shifted to Delhi from Guwahati through green corridor

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 3: Taking his cue from Prime Minister rendra Modi, State Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal on Sunday set a precedent in the State by successfully setting a green corridor in Guwahati to take a baby boy suffering from a complicated heart problem to Sir Gangaram Hospital in Delhi from a private hospital here.

Snigdharaj, an infant, is suffering from a complicated heart disease. He was under treatment in a city hospital. The condition of the ailing baby needed its immediate shifting to Sir Gangaram Hospital, Delhi for advanced treatment. The usual traffic srl that Guwahati experiences every day, including Sundays, is the major impediment for such an adventure, y misadventure, to shift the baby to the Lokapriya Gopith Bordoloi Intertiol (LGBI) Airport instantly. This can be a misadventure because given the traffic congestion in Guwahati as anything may happen to the baby if it has to spend hours together to reach the airport, let alone reaching New Delhi.

The immediacy of the situation moved Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal who made no delay to order the police and district administrations of the city to make an arrangement for a green corridor to ensure safe passage of the ailing baby to the airport in the crowed city, teeming with honking vehicles of all hues from nose to tail. Following the order from the Chief Minister, the police acted promptly and set a green corridor through — VIP Road-APSC-NH37-JALUKBARI-AZARA-AIRPORT— through which the ambulance moved without any impediment and reached the airport safely. City police personnel escorted the ambulance up to the airport from where an air ambulance took the baby to Delhi.

The exercise seems to be very swift as everything happened in sync with what the situation demanded. However, the behind-the-scene exercise that made the shifting of the baby to Delhi from Guwahati possible in the shortest possible time had many higher-ups in the corridor of power roped in, right from the Chief Minister to the Guwahati Police Commissioner Hiren th. The ambulance covered a distance of 36 km from the hospital in the city to the airport in just 28 minutes, thanks to the green corridor put in place by the police.

This is the first of its kind Green Corridor set up in Assam for swift passage of a patient. Chief Minister’s Office directed the Resident Commissioner of Assam Bhawan, New Delhi to take care and provide all possible facilities for the treatment of the baby boy.

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