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Jyotiraditya Scindia saves life of co-passenger suffering heart attack on train journey

Jyotiraditya Scindia called the Railway Minister to arrange for emergency medical facilities Photograph: (Twitter)

WION Web Team Delhi, India Sep 10, 2017, 01.07 PM (IST)

Congress leader and Member of Parliament (MP) Jyotiraditya Scindia saved the life of his co-passenger while travelling in Bhopal Shatabdi Express. 

His co-passenger, a girl suffered a heart attack when the train was running in the outskirts of Delhi. 

The incident took place around midnight when the train plying from Agra to Delhi had stopped for almost two hours at the outer signal in Delhi. 

In the absence of any medical assistance, Scindia called the Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and made sure that she was transported to a hospital. 

As reported by India Today, "the girl was sitting across Scindia, felt chest pain and collapsed.” Scindia then asked for emergency medical facilities on the train but was informed that there were no such available arrangements.

After Scindia reportedly made his a call to the Railway Minister, an ambulance was sent by the Railways at around 2:30 am, which took the girl to the hospital. 

Speaking to India Today, Agra Tourist Welfare Chamber Secretary Vishal Sharma said, “Stopping the train for this long at the outer signal and then failing to provide medical assistance to a seriously ill passenger are both very alarming examples of callousness on the part of the railways.”

 

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