Gritty driver brings ailing toddler from Mangaluru to Bengaluru in 4.5 hours


In a courageous act, combating towards the chances, an ambulance driver coated a distance of 380 km (Mangaluru to Bengaluru) in 270 minutes (4.5 hours) to save lots of the lifetime of a 40-day-old child born with an ailing coronary heart. Ranging from Fr Muller Medical Faculty Hospital (FMMCH) in Mangaluru at 12 midday, with the 40-day-old child, KMCC ambulance driver Mohammed Haneef reached Bengaluru’s Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences (SJICSR) at 4:10 pm.

The newborn named Saiful Azhman was identified with Complete Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection, a congenital coronary heart defect. Upon prognosis, the medical doctors at Mangaluru suggested the dad and mom to shift the infant to Jayadeva hospital in Bengaluru for specialised therapy. Tipped in regards to the situation of the infant, Haneef a local of Balanja in Belthangady, who was in Bengaluru, reached Mangaluru within the wee hours of Thursday.

“At 12 midday together with the infant’s dad and mom and family, I left the hospital. En route, I finished the ambulance for 10 minutes to facilitate the medical workers to alter the oxygen cylinder. By 4:10 pm, I entered the Jayadeva hospital in Bengaluru,” Haneef instructed media individuals on his arrival at Jayadeva in Bengaluru.

Haneef attributed his protected journey to the cooperation of the police who not solely ensured zero-traffic all by the best way, but in addition assisted in controlling the group. 

Haneef was given a rousing welcome by the general public and onlookers upon his arrival at Jayadeva Hospital and felicitated for his exemplary act.

Apparently, nine-months in the past Haneef had coated the gap of 380 km  between Bengaluru and Calicut in 250 minutes. The Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre (KMCC) has waived of the ambulance expenses and wished speedy restoration of the infant.

Child to endure surgical procedure

Upon arrival on the Jayadeva Hospital, the medical workers instantly rushed the infant to the emergency ward and performed a number of checkups. Giving particulars of the medical situation of the infant. Dr C N Manjunath, director of SJICSR, mentioned, “The newborn will endure surgical procedure in a few days.

The dad and mom needn’t fear in regards to the cash and one in thousand youngsters will likely be born with any such ailment. The newborn has a gap within the coronary heart which impacts the pumping of the blood. We’re diagnosing the infant additional and have offered it antibiotics because the child can also be affected by pneumonia.”


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