Thane, Oct 15: A female employee of the Kalyan Railway Hospital who convereted the saree she wore into a stretcher to transport a train accident victim to the facility was felicitated here by Thane city Mayor Sanjay More.
The Mayor gave the employee a shawl, srifal and appreciation letter at a brief function yesterday in the civic corporation.
On September 27,2016 a railway employee Vishnu Kiraji Andale was run over by a speeding train in which both of his legs were damaged.
The accident happened in Vashind Railway station when the gangman was on work. The injured gangman was lying on the tracks writhing in pain but no one came forward to rescue him.
When the Kalyan Railway Hospital employee Manisha Shinde, who was passing by, came to know about the accident she without loss of time converted her saree into a stretcher and rushed him to the hospital.
However, the victim died during treatment. It was alleged that there was no sretecher available at the station that time.
The Mayor addressing those present for the brief function said that the presence of mind shown by Manisha of converting her saree into a stretcher was noteworthy and this should prove to be an inspiration for other members of the society.
He urged members of the society to rush to help the needy in the golden hour.