BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Nov 26: An all-out effort, including moving President of India Ram th Kovind, from Krish Kamal Das has failed to save the life of six-year-old Saatvik Agarwala, who passed away on November 24 at a city hospital.
Saatvik had received serious injuries in an accident involving a bus of Delhi Public School in Guwahati recently. He was rushed to a hospital in the city where he breathed his last after fighting for life for over a week. The parents of the boy did seek help from the State Government for a green corridor to save the child, but to no avail.
Talking to The Sentinel, Krish Kamal Das, an assistant professor of Swadeshi College of Commerce in Guwahati, said: “On November 15, 2017 I got to know in a watsapp group that a boy admitted in a hospital in Guwahati needs a huge quantity of blood. Later I started collecting bloods from my friends and then visited the hospital. I saw the child in ICU. The condition of the boy was critical. I was crestfallen. Every day the boy required 10-14 units of blood. Day-by-day his health started deteriorating. We all tried our best to save him, but failed. We went to door-to-door for help, but to no avail.”
Das said: “On November 19, 2017 I came to know that President of India Ram th Kovind would be visiting Guahati University. Early in the morning on November 20, I collected a pass and went to the programme. I thought that as soon as interaction sessions started I would forward my letter to the President. However, there was no interaction session, and that led me cross the protocol, albeit unknowingly. When I was going ahead to meet the President before he left, I was stopped by the President’s guard and told that I had crossed the protocol. I show the letter to the guard and came outside. As the guard read the letter he said that he would pass the letter to the President. In the meantime, Harneet Singh sir helped me a lot and I was called to the Governor’s House in the evening. I met the Secretary of the President of India, the Governor and a few others. The President’s secretary told me not to worry and they would help us. We shared each other’s contact numbers. Later at 11 pm, the Secretary of the President and other State Home and Health Departments’ officials visited us. We discussed the matter. They agreed to help us.” However, the boy passed away on November 24.
Talking to this reporter, Commissioner of Police, Guwahati Hiren th said: “A case has already been registered in connection with the accident under Dispur Police Station. The procedure has started. The bus of Delhi Public School has been seized. We’re going to take necessary measures.”