October 4, 2022


In a courageous act, preventing towards the chances, an ambulance driver coated a distance of 380 km (Mangaluru to Bengaluru) in 270 minutes (4.5 hours) to avoid wasting the lifetime of a 40-day-old child born with an ailing coronary heart. Ranging from Fr Muller Medical School Hospital (FMMCH) in Mangaluru at 12 midday, with the 40-day-old child, KMCC ambulance driver Mohammed Haneef reached Bengaluru’s Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences (SJICSR) at 4:10 pm.

The infant named Saiful Azhman was recognized with Whole Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection, a congenital coronary heart defect. Upon analysis, the docs at Mangaluru suggested the dad and mom to shift the newborn to Jayadeva hospital in Bengaluru for specialised therapy. Tipped concerning the situation of the newborn, Haneef a local of Balanja in Belthangady, who was in Bengaluru, reached Mangaluru within the wee hours of Thursday.

“At 12 midday together with the newborn’s dad and mom and kinfolk, I left the hospital. En route, I finished the ambulance for 10 minutes to facilitate the medical employees to alter the oxygen cylinder. By 4:10 pm, I entered the Jayadeva hospital in Bengaluru,” Haneef instructed media individuals on his arrival at Jayadeva in Bengaluru.

Haneef attributed his secure journey to the cooperation of the police who not solely ensured zero-traffic all by means of the best way, but in addition assisted in controlling the group. 

Haneef was given a rousing welcome by the general public and onlookers upon his arrival at Jayadeva Hospital and felicitated for his exemplary act.

Apparently, nine-months in the past Haneef had coated the space of 380 km  between Bengaluru and Calicut in 250 minutes. The Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre (KMCC) has waived of the ambulance prices and wished speedy restoration of the newborn.

Child to bear surgical procedure

Upon arrival on the Jayadeva Hospital, the medical employees instantly rushed the newborn to the emergency ward and carried out a number of checkups. Giving particulars of the medical situation of the newborn. Dr C N Manjunath, director of SJICSR, stated, “The infant will bear surgical procedure in a few days.

The dad and mom needn’t fear concerning the cash and one in thousand kids shall be born with this sort of ailment. The infant has a gap within the coronary heart which impacts the pumping of the blood. We’re diagnosing the newborn additional and have offered it antibiotics because the child can be affected by pneumonia.”



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