Young Malayali ambulance driver covered 420 kms in 5 hours to save a child's life

Ambulance driver Shefeeq.
Ambulance driver Shefeeq.

Kozhikode: Meet Shefeeq, a young ambulance driver from Mattannur in Kerala's Kannur district, who raced 420 kilometres in five hours to save the life of a child.

When the mission to ship a life-saving drug for a seven-year-old was passed on to this 28-year-old on Tuesday evening, he grabbed on to it without hesitating.

The Bangalore KMCC ambulance driver wasted no time since health experts boarded the drive at 4.30 pm on Tuesday in front of the Aster Hospital at Hebbal, Bengaluru.

He claims to have touched 120km/hr on a number of occasions as they headed in the direction of Aster MIMS in Kozhikode, where a seven-year-old boy awaited the medicine.

Their routes were cleared by Karnataka Police, KMCC workers, road safety activists and the general public.

By 7 pm they passed Mysore, and by 8 pm they crossed the Muthanga Forest entering Kerala. Thereafter, it was the turn of the Kerala Police and volunteers to clear the obstacles in their path. By 9 pm, Shefeeq had driven in the ambulance toward their destination.

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