Doctor after being stuck in traffic runs 3km to perform surgery.

A Bengaluru Doctor has been winning hearts on social media. The doctor abandoned his car after being stuck in traffic and ran 3 km to perform an important surgery.
A Bengaluru Doctor has been winning hearts on social media. The doctor abandoned his car after being stuck in traffic and ran 3 km to perform an important surgery (representational image - Unsplash)
A Bengaluru Doctor has been winning hearts on social media. The doctor abandoned his car after being stuck in traffic and ran 3 km to perform an important surgery (representational image - Unsplash)

A Bengaluru Doctor has been winning hearts on social media. The doctor abandoned his car after being stuck in traffic and ran 3 km to perform an important surgery.

Dr. Govind Nandakumar, a gastroenterology surgeon, at Manipal Hospital in Sarjapur, was on his way to perform an emergency laparoscopic surgery. However, he got stuck in a heavy traffic jam on the Sarjapur-Marathalli stretch.

A Bengaluru Doctor has been winning hearts on social media. The doctor abandoned his car after being stuck in traffic and ran 3 km to perform an important surgery (representational image - Unsplash)
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The surgery had to be done on an emergency basis as the patient has been suffering from gallbladder illness for a very long time. Realizing that the delay could be life-threatening for the patient, Dr. Nandakumar had to take things into his hand. He left his car midway and ran for about 3 km to reach the hospital premises on time. He recorded a small clip of his run and posted it on his social media.

"It normally takes 30-45 minutes from my home in Cunnigham road to Sarjapur. On August 30 (Tuesday), there was a traffic jam. When I checked on Google, it showed 45 minutes to cover the last stretch, which otherwise takes 5-10 minutes. The traffic was not moving and it wouldn’t have moved even if I waited for 5-10 minutes. That day I had to conduct a laparoscopy surgery and had to start on time as it was important for the patient and others who were awaiting treatment. I left my car with my driver and ran about three kilometers to the hospital,” the doctor said in a video. (Instagram)

Dr. Nandakumar reached the hospital on time. The doctor's team was ready with anesthesia and started the surgery once the doctor reached. Dr. Nandakumar quickly changed into his operation theatre suit and joined his team for the surgery.

The surgery was successful and the patient was safely discharged on time as well. The video has been going viral on social media and is spreading smiles on Bengaluru people's faces in these testing times.

A Bengaluru Doctor has been winning hearts on social media. The doctor abandoned his car after being stuck in traffic and ran 3 km to perform an important surgery (representational image - Unsplash)
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Bengaluru has always been known for its heavy traffic due to the ever-increasing growth of the IT industry. Several studies have already named Bengaluru to be the most traffic-heavy city (Unsplash)
Bengaluru has always been known for its heavy traffic due to the ever-increasing growth of the IT industry. Several studies have already named Bengaluru to be the most traffic-heavy city (Unsplash)

Bengaluru has always been known for its heavy traffic due to the ever-increasing growth of the IT industry. Several studies have already named Bengaluru to be the most traffic-heavy city. The city is expanding rapidly and is attracting migrants from all over the country. However, this has led to the overcrowding of roads with vehicles.

The city has been investing in flyovers and other road widening projects. However, that has failed to decrease congestion in the city. The recent floods in Bengaluru have further exacerbated this situation. The rains have led to water-logged and damaged roads further leading to even more traffic.

With inputs from various media reports.

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