Unnao rape survivor airlifted, shifted to AIIMS Delhi via green corridor
Lucknow : The Unnao rape survivor, who was critically injured in a road accident on July 28, was on Monday transferred from Lucknow to the AIIMS trauma centre, on the Supreme Court's order.
Amid tight security by AIIMS authorities and Delhi Police, she was air lifted and the transported via a 'green corridor' from the Indira Gandhi International Airport's Terminal 1 to the AIIMS trauma centre for her fast and safe passage.
"The injured patient was flown from Lucknow to be admitted in AIIMS trauma care. On the advice of the doctors of AIIMS, the journey of the ambulance carrying the injured person was facilitated by providing free passage. The ambulance left T-1 airport at 9 p.m. and reached AIIMS at 9.18 p.m.," a Delhi Police official said.
CRPF and Delhi Police personnel were deployed at the AIIMS trauma centre hours before the woman's arrival to make security arrangements and the public was asked to vacate the space near its entrance.
As the ambulance neared the trauma centre, the CRPF personnel were alerted and the AIIMS' private security guards made sure that no one was in the ambulance's way.
The Supreme Court had ordered to transfer the rape survivor from Lucknow's King George Medical University to AIIMS Delhi. Doctors had described her condition as critical but stable.
On Monday, the family's lawyer, D Ramakrishna Reddy told an apex court bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose that the rape survivor's mother wanted her daughter to be shifted to AIIMS.
An air ambulance had been sent to Lucknow to bring her and the police there had also created a nearly 15-kilometre-long 'green corridor' to transport her from the hospital to the airport.