Bengaluru is known for its heavy traffic, and even short trips can prove difficult. Also the rains these days gave a bad name to Bangalore, India’s silicon Valley. The heavy rain in the city caused flooding and traffic jams because it flooded and slowed down traffic. Several videos with cars stuck on a long traffic route went viral.
In the midst of heavy rains and heavier traffic jams, an inspiring story came up recently. A video of a doctor doing something unexpected to save the life of a patient went viral on Twitter.
Dr. Govind Nandakumar, a gastroenterology surgeon at Manipal Hospitals, was on his way to perform surgery on August 30. In the heavy traffic of Bangalore, he got stranded. After a few minutes, the doctor realised he was getting behind schedule. He needed to move quickly as the patient was waiting for an emergency laparoscopic gallbladder surgery.
The good doctor said in an interview, “Most of the time, the last stretch takes 10 minutes. I was stuck in traffic and starting to worry that I would be late. I looked at Google Maps, and it said it would take another 45 minutes.”
He went on saying, “I travel every day from the centre of Bangalore to Manipal Hospitals, Sarjapur, which is in the southeast of Bangalore. I left home in plenty of time to get to the hospital. When I got to the hospital, my team was all set and ready to do the surgery. When I saw how busy it was, I decided to leave the car with the driver and run straight to the hospital “