September 7, 2018
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Coimbatore : City police has created a green corridor to clear way for an ambulance carrying a one year old boy and his four severed fingers, for re-attaching in a city hospital last night, police said today.
The fingers of the boy were cut, when his hand accidentally came into contact with a power loom yesterday evening and have to be transported from Erode to Ganga Hospital here to stitch within the stipulated “golden hour.”
The Private Ambulance Drivers and Owners Association contacted the city police commissioner, K Periahiah and requested to help in clearing traffic to save the life of the boy, whose severed fingers were packed in a cover full of ice cubes.
Accordingly, the commissioner instructed to clear the 12 signals from Airport to Saiababa Colony, a distance of about 13.5 KMs, to pass the ambulance coming from Erode to its destination the hospital.
The vehicle reached the hospital in 70 minutes from Erode, covering 100 KMs on National Highway, which normally takes more than two hours, police said.
The timely arrival at the hospital saved the hand of the boy, thus saving his life also.
The officer bearers of the association thanked the commissioner for his gesture.