Pune: Police constable drives ambulance to save man’s life

On the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, a police constable of Pune police swung into action to save the life of a person who needed immediate medical attention. An ambulance was available but it did not have a driver, so he stepped up and drove the vehicle himself to get the patient to the hospital on time


On Thursday, September 13, 2018. Lakhs of people had gathered on the streets of Pune, Maharashtra, to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. The devotees were chanting ‘Ganapati Bappa Morya,’ to welcome the beloved elephant god, Lord Ganesha

The Pune police were alert to tackle any untoward incident or an emergency. And suddenly, a phone at the Dattawadi police station rang. The caller informed police that a person has been found in an unconscious state, and required immediate medical attention.

Police constable, Rahul Nigde immediately left with two of his colleagues, to the spot. The police team reached the spot. The patient needed an immediate medical help. There was an ambulance available, but the drive was not there. Without wasting time, Constable Rahul Nigde grabbed the wheel and rushed the patient to the hospital.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra constable Rahul Nigde, who is attached to Dattawadi police station, Pune said, “I received a call from the control room, that a 42-year-old man needs immediate medical attention. After speaking to the local people we arranged for an ambulance, but the drive was not there. So, without wasting time i grabbed the wheel and drove the ambulance.”

He further added, “In less than 15 minutes, we reached to Pune’s Sassoon Hospital with the patient. We are there for the service for the society. And it’s our duty to save the precious lives.”

Police Inspector Devidas Gheware while speaking to My Medical Mantra said, “Constable Rahul Nigde drove the ambulance to the hospital without wasting time. Police are here for the people. But, unfortunately, the patient was declared brought dead by the hospital authorities.”