Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked Dr Bhagwat Karade, a Union Minister, for his timely help to a fellow traveler.
Dr Karad, the state minister for finance, boarded an Indigo flight from Delhi to Mumbai last night when a fellow passenger complained of discomfort. The minister came forward and helped the passenger.
Pictures shared by news agency ANI show the patient stretched out across rows of seats with the minister. “The patient was sweating profusely and his blood pressure was low,” Mr Karad told ANI, adding that the passenger felt better after being given glucose.
Retweeting a post from Indigo Airlines, praising the Union Minister for his timely intervention, Prime Minister Modi tweeted, “A doctor of the heart, always! Great gesture by my colleague @DrBhagwatKarad.”
A doctor at heart, always!
Great gesture by my colleague DrBhagwatKarad. https://t.co/VJIr5WajMH
– Narendra Modi (arenarendramodi) November 16, 2021Advertisement
Appreciating the minister’s gesture, Indigo tweeted, “Our sincere gratitude and sincere gratitude to MoS for fulfilling its responsibility in the situation! RDrBhagwatKarad Your voluntary support to help a fellow traveler is so inspiring.”
Our sincere gratitude and sincere gratitude to MoS for its unwavering commitment! DrBhagwatKarad Your volunteer support for helping a fellow traveler is so inspiring. https://t.co/I0tWjNqJXi
– Indigo (@ IndiGo6E) November 16, 2021
A member of the Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra, Dr. Karad is a surgeon. He owns a hospital in Aurangabad and has held several medical posts. Prior to his election to the upper house, he served as the Mayor of Aurangabad.