Rain fury: Palghar police admit ailing six-month-old to hospital

On Wednesday morning, Sharad Jha, father of a six-month-old baby, Chestna, had tweeted Palghar police seeking help to admit his daughter to the hospital

Rain fury: Palghar police admit ailing six-month-old to hospital

  • Palghar police immediately took note of the father’s cry for help and sent a constable to help the father and the baby.
  • Constable Geete, who is attached to Manikpur police station in Vasai, Palghar, waded through the waist-deep water and rescued the little baby.
  • The baby has been admitted to Vasai’s Astha Hospital.

For the past three consecutive days, the residents of Vasai, Virar, and Nalasopara have been without electricity. As the incessant rains created havoc in Mumbai and its extended suburbs. The entire stretch from Vasai to Virar was plunged into darkness.

Constable Geete with the rescued baby
Constable Geete with the rescued baby

Streets were waterlogged and the people had no choice but to wade through the rainwater. As the water levels kept rising, people could not step of their houses. The Palghar district was virtually cut-off from Mumbai and Thane.

Flood and rescue operations in Vasai following heavy flooding
Flood and rescue operations in Vasai following heavy flooding

The Palghar police and the district administration were relentlessly carrying out the rescue work for those who had been left stranded due to the heavy rains.

On Wednesday, July 11, a tweet landed on the social media handle of Palghar Police, and the force swung into action. A helpless father had tweeted the police seeking help to admit his daughter to the hospital as she was ill. But, due to the waterlogged streets, he could not do anything.

A visual of inundated Vasai
A visual of inundated Vasai

Immediately, Constable Geete of Vasai’s Manikpur police station was sent to the address given by the father. Though the streets were waterlogged Constable Geete waded through the water and safely managed to rescue to little baby.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Palghar Police Sub Inspector Hemant Karkar said, “We had received a tweet from Sharad Jha, father of the little baby. We immediately sent a constable to help them. He rescued the baby and now she has been admitted to the hospital.”