On a day when Cyclone Nisarga made its landfall in Maharashtra, uprooting trees and blowing away electric poles, a heartwarming story of a Mumbai police constable saving the life of a 14-year-old who had to undergo an open heart surgery has gone viral.
The 14-year-old girl, who underwent an open heart surgery at the Hinduja Hospital on June 3, was in urgent need of A+ blood group. However, with no eligible person able to reach the hospital to donate blood due to the cyclone, unlikely help came from constable Akash Gaikwad.
Taking to Twitter, Mumbai Commissioner of Police Shri Param Bir Singh shared the story along with the picture of police constable.
“Commitment Level: A+. A 14-year old needed blood group A+ to undergo an open-heart surgery. When friends or family could not make it to the hospital due to #CycloneNisarga, PC Aakash Gaikwad donated blood,” he wrote. He further wished the young girl a healthy life.
Commitment Level: A+
A 14-year old needed blood group A+ to undergo an open heart surgery.
When friends or family could not make it to the hospital due to #CycloneNisarga, PC Aakash Gaikwad donated blood.@MumbaiPolice wishes the young girl a healthy life ahead!#MumbaiFirst pic.twitter.com/nxiQLHQIoR
— CP Mumbai Police (@CPMumbaiPolice) June 4, 2020
Once shared, it did not take long for the post to go viral and be flooded with netizens thanking the policeman for his gesture.
— Arshad Ashfaque Khan (@AsliArshadKhan) June 4, 2020
— Dolphy Dsouza (@dolphydsouza) June 4, 2020
The work of Mumbai Police in this critical juncture is extraordinary.
Fighting Crimes, Cyclone and COVID – all at the same time.
— Anantharaman G (@ananth_365) June 4, 2020
Salute to the covid warrior Asok ji Gaikwad https://t.co/jd4wGSIIM2
— hemendra (@hemendr80829110) June 4, 2020
Real soldier https://t.co/17vfMhXaDv
— Sharath Chandran (@isharath84) June 4, 2020
Bravo Mumbai police. Keep it up. I hope Citizen will respect Police for this cause. https://t.co/XU6POIECKD
— Sandeep (@SandeepUchale) June 4, 2020
A REAL HERO💐💐💐 SALUTE
MUMBAI POLICE https://t.co/uRBoqMQ88K
— sayed furqan (@youthindia32) June 4, 2020
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