Arunachal Governor is a saviour, takes pregnant woman in his helicopter to hospital

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Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig BD Mishra (retd)
Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig BD Mishra (retd)

New Delhi : An act by Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig BD Mishra (retd) is creating buzz in the social media. He took a pregnant woman, who was in urgent need of medical attention, in his helicopter from Tawang to a hospital here, Raj Bhawan sources said. His humanitarian gesture is widely appreaciated by people, worldwide. 

When the chopper developed a snag after refuelling at Tezpur, the governor requisitioned an Indian Air Force helicopter and let the woman and her husband leave first for the Arunachal Pradesh capital. He returned later in another chopper.

Besides taking the woman in his helicopter, Mishra also arranged for an ambulance with a lady gynaecologist at the Raj Bhawan helipad at Itanagar to take her to hospital without losing time, sources said on Thursday.

The pregnant patient was rushed to Heema Hospital, where she went through successful emergency caesarean delivery.

It must be noted that the distance between Tawang and Itanagar is over 200 kilometres by road in the hilly terrain and it takes around 15 hours. But by air, it is around two hours only. 

After knowing about the woman’s successful surgery, Mishra conveyed his best wishes to her and her baby, they added. PTI. The entire state is glad to have such a kind-hearted Governor.