Ambulance covers 650 km in 6 hrs to save 12-yr-old girl’s life

Gandhi Nagar (Kottayam): In an effort to save the life of a 12-year-old girl who was affected with a critical bone marrow disease, an ambulance took her from Kottayam Medical College to Vellore hospital covering distance of 650 kms in mere 6 hours.

The mission to save the patient in critical condition was taken up by Heart of Kottayam Ambulance Services and the expenses were managed by Thodupuzha Santhwanam Charitable Society. The girl was admitted in the ICU of Vellore hospital.

The Marayur native girl was admitted to Kottayam Meidcal College after being diagnosed with bone marrow disease. Later, the decided to shift her to Vellore for expert treatment. The ambulance set out to Vellore in Tamil Nadu on Friday at 5 in the evening.

The patient required four units for blood every day due to the disease. So, it was not possible to extend the

Amblance journey. Ambulance owner and nurse Renju George, driver Subin and Bibin took up the mission to save the girl. Kerala and Tamil Nadu polisce also helped them to complete the mission safety on time.