Doctor Ditches Car In Traffic And Sprints Over A Mile To Perform Life-Saving Surgery

A dedicated doctor in India ran over a mile to perform life-saving surgery after his car became stuck in traffic.

According to AP News, Dr. Govind Nandakumar lives in Bangalore, India where traffic has become a serious issue.

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He was scheduled to perform an emergency laparoscopic gallbladder surgery on a woman, but when he tried getting to the hospital, he realized he wouldn’t make it in time for the surgery. Traffic was backed up and it might’ve taken hours before the doctor could make it to the hospital.

AP News reported, “Without thinking twice, the doctor left his car with the driver and ran for 3 kms to the hospital to perform the crucial surgery.”

That’s one dedicated doctor!

Photo: Instagram/@docgovind

It might’ve been stressful and a lot of work in the moment, but it all ended up worth it when the surgery was a success and the patient ended up well and was discharged from the hospital.

According to The Hans India, Dr. Govind Nandakumar said:

“I commute every day from central Bangalore to Manipal Hospitals, Sarjapur, which is in the Southeast of Bangalore. I left home well in time for the surgery. My team was all set and prepared to perform the surgery as soon as I would reach the hospital. Looking at the huge traffic, I decided to leave the car with the driver and ran towards the hospital without thinking twice.”

Dr. Nandakumar shared a video of himself sprinting from the car on Instagram, writing: “Sometimes you got to do what you got todo !”

Not all heroes wear capes.

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