Here’s how a tweet helped save an ailing senior citizen

If you are a senior citizen, you can relate to the travail of travel. It is difficult for anyone to travel alone but more so for elderly people. With the advent of social media, people are now closer than ever. It has proved to be efficient in times of crisis, an example of this incident of an elderly man who felt ill while travelling back to Mumbai


Recently, a 64-year-old man named Anoop Kumar Pandey was travelling from Chapra, Bihar to Mumbai. He felt ill midway; he began feeling uneasy and felt cold. He was in the second AC. It was past 11 p.m. on a Monday (Sept. 17) night.

Before his condition could take a turn for the worst, he called his friend, Jatin Desai, who is a senior journalist in Mumbai.

Jatin Desai immediately reacted to the situation and informed the rail minister and Railway Protection Force (RPF) with a prompt tweet. Taking a note of the tweet, the Rail Protection Force swung into action and arranged a doctor.

When the train reached to Satna in Madhya Pradesh, a doctor was sent for a medical check-up. The doctor examined him and gave him a few medicines

Anoop Kumar Pandey continued his journey to Mumbai and reached his home safely.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Anoop Kumar Pandey said, “As I was not feeling well, and being a heart patient, I immediately contacted my friend Jatin Desai, who arranged for the medical help. The doctor examined me thoroughly and gave me medicines as well.”

Jatin Desai said, “The Railway Protection Force (RPF) took a very quick and fast action on my tweet. Social media and technology can be useful to save someone’s life.”