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Saturday, August 08, 2020

'Remembered training, forgot Covid’

'Remembered training, forgot Covid’

On Saturday afternoon, Dr Ahmad, one of the chief doctors at the Relief Hospital and Trauma Centre in Kondotty town in Kerala, was far more relaxed than he was 12 hours ago. On Friday night, minutes after an Air India Express plane crashed out of the Kozhikode airport runway into a ditch, Dr Ahmad’s phone began ringing. His was the closest hospital to the crash site and he was told to prepare for a flurry of severely-injured patients.