Indian doctor runs 45 minutes in peak traffic to perform emergency surgery

Dr Govind Nandakumar wrote on his Instagram page: "Sometimes you got to do what you got to do!"

A video of Dr Govind Nandakumar, a Gastroenterology surgeon at Manipal Hospital in Sarjapur, Karnataka, India, running on the Bengaluru road has gone viral on social media.

Dr Nandakumar said in the video:

“It normally takes 30-45 minutes from my home in Cunnigham road to Sarjapur. On August 30 (Tuesday), there was a traffic jam. When I checked on Google, it showed 45 minutes to cover the last stretch, which otherwise takes 5-10 minutes. The traffic was not moving and it wouldn’t have moved even if I waited for 5-10 minutes. That day I had to conduct a laparoscopy surgery and had to start on time as it was important for the patient and others who were awaiting treatment. I left my car with my driver and ran about three kilometres to the hospital.”

Dr Nandakumar had to leave his car at 10 am on 30 August 2022 in the peak traffic jam and run 3km to reach the hospital premises on time for conducting the surgery. He wrote on his Instagram page: “Sometimes you got to do what you got to do!”

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Image source: Manipal Hospital (Website)

Dr Nandakumar’s team, which was ready to induce anaesthesia on the patient, got into the act as soon as he reached the operation theatre.

It is reported that Dr Nandkumar changed into surgical attire to perform the procedure and was successful in surgery.

The female patient who had been suffering from a gallbladder illness for a long time was discharged after a successful surgery.