Modi Turned Saviour For Ailing 8-Day-Old Child


New Delhi: In a nail-biting medical rescue drama that played out in the national Capital on Saturday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi served as the saviour for an eight-day-old girl child from Assam.

The infant, suffering from a grave medical condition affecting her lungs, was air lifted from Dibrugarh to be admitted to Delhi’s Gangaram Hospital. The Prime Minister’s intervention in the nick of time ensured a traffic-free passage for the rescue team. The parents of the baby said they owe the life of their daughter to the Prime Minister and Delhi Police.

“He is our God today,” Dhrubajyoti Kalita, father of the newborn told Mail Today. “We sought help from several influential people, including a top IPS officer from northeast working with Delhi police. Nobody did anything. We did not know what would happen to our daughter.”

Doctors on Sunday said the baby is out of danger and making good progress. According to the parents, the infant was initially diagnosed with meconium aspiration syndrome, a medical condition when first stool of the baby enters the lungs.

When the child inhales the contaminated fluid, it causes respiratory disorders that may turn fatal. However, doctors at Gangaram said that she has persistent pulmonary hypertension.

To save the child, doctors at Aditya Hospital in Dibrugarh, arranged an air ambulance which was scheduled to land at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport around 7 pm, a time when traffic on Delhi roads is at its peak.

“The way we were received at the airport was beyond our imagination,” Kalita told Mail Today. “Delhi police was extremely cordial and professional. We cannot thank enough the Prime Minister and Delhi police,” she added.

Kalita Dhrubajyoti works in Bhramaputra Cracker and Polymer, a Central government enterprise in Dibrugarh. The mother of the infant, Himakshi Saharia is a primary school teacher.