30-year-old physician turns ambulance driver, ferries Covid affected person to hospital

Pune, August 28

A 30-year-old physician is being hailed as an actual “COVID warrior” after he drove an ambulance to ferry a critically ailing aged coronavirus affected person to a hospital from a care centre right here.

Dr Ranjeet Nikam mentioned for the reason that driver of the ambulance immediately fell ailing and there was nobody to exchange him instantly, he determined to step in together with one other physician, Rajendra Rajpurohit, to make sure the affected person will get pressing medical consideration.

Nikam took management of the wheel and drove the 71-year -old affected person within the ambulance to a hospital after his oxygen saturation degree dipped on the COVID care centre the place he was present process remedy.

The affected person was underneath Nikam’s watch on the COVID care centre arrange within the Marketyard space.

“The incident happened round 2 am on Monday. I used to be on the COVID care centre after I acquired a name that an aged affected person’s oxygen saturation degree has gone down.

“After consultation with senior doctors, it was decided to shift him to a bigger hospital,” mentioned Nikam.

He mentioned the centre has its personal ambulance van however its driver had fallen sick only a few hours in the past and he was underneath treatment and on saline on the facility.

“It was not applicable to ask him to drive the van in that situation. So we referred to as ‘108’ emergency ambulance service however the name didn’t get related.

“We also made calls to another driver but he was also not reachable,” Nikam informed PTI.

The physician mentioned since affected person’s situation was worsening, he determined to drive the ambulance himself.

“I together with another physician (Rajpurohit) received into the ambulance van and drove out of the care centre. We went to a few hospitals however couldn’t get an ICU mattress for the affected person.

“Finally, a bed was available at a private hospital where the patient was admitted,” he added.

Nikam, a BHMS physician who has his personal clinic within the Parvati space, mentioned the situation of the affected person was now secure.

“We have a forum called Metro Medical Foundation through which I along with some other doctors provide service at the COVID care centre in Marketyard,” he mentioned.

The aged affected person’s son, who was additionally admitted to the care centre, was all reward for Nikam and Rajpurohit whom he termed as true “COVID warriors”.

He mentioned the 2 medical doctors didn’t waste time in attending to his father and taking him to hospital within the ambulance.

“Dr Nikam and Dr Rajpurohit, who was accompanying him, not only drove the ambulance, but also took efforts to find a bed for my father. They finally admitted him to one of the hospitals and saved his life,” he mentioned.

He mentioned his father is now secure. PTI

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