An ambulance carrying a heart victim was held by the policemen waiting for the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s convoy on an expressway to Kolkata on Wednesday morning, and was not allowed to go even when the patient’s kin pleaded with folded hands.
The West Bengal Chief Minister was scheduled to return from Digha in East Midnapore and police was not sure if she would fly back or come by road. But she eventually took a helicopter.
According to reports, Meherjan Begum, the heart patient, lay gasping for breath for 20 minutes while her relative prayed she would cling on to life until they reached SSKM Hospital in Kolkata, a 20-minute drive away.
The senior officers, after learning about her plight, let the ambulance to go.