Guwahati: Assam’s Cachar district administration on Tuesday created a 313 km-long green corridor to shift a patient from Silchar to a private hospital in Guwahati for advanced treatment.

Owing to the green corridor, the ambulance carrying the patient covered its journey within eight hours instead of the usual 10-11 hours.

A green corridor is a special route cleared out for an ambulance for medical emergencies like transferring patients to a hospital, airport or any destination. 

According to a Hindustan Times report, Era Choudhury, 71, who is a resident of Ambicapatty area in Silchar, was suffering from atypical pneumonia and also has a history of diabetes and hypertension.

She was admitted at JJMS hospital, Meherpur, Silchar. When her health condition deteriorated, her family members requested the Cachar district administration to arrange green corridor for her transportation to Guwahati.

The superintendent of police, Cachar district contacted his counterparts in Meghalaya and made adequate arrangements for smooth passage of the ambulance.

On Tuesday evening, Choudhury reached Guwahati by road via Meghalaya. She is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Guwahati.

Silchar MP Dr Rajdeep Roy expressed his gratitude to all those who helped in transporting the patient. He wrote on Twitter, “Thank @DGPAssamPolice @cacharpolice and @KamrupPolice for providing the longest (313 kms) green corridor in #NortheastIndia, which helped successfully shift a 71-year-old patient from JJIMS #Silchar to Nemcare Hospital #Guwahati.”

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