K'taka surgeon runs for 15 mins , beats traffic to perform surgery on time

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Nakul Shivani • 1 Years ago
Dr Govind Nandakumar
Dr Govind Nandakumar



Karnataka surgeon Dr Govind Nandakumar's efforts to reach the Manipal hospital beating the traffic jam to perform surgery on scheduled time has won numerous hearts.

The doctor had to run for 15 minutes to reach the hospital as his car was stuck in the traffic jam following heavy rains and waterlogging in the city.

His video of running towards the hospital has gone viral on social media winning him appreciation by netizens.

The incident took place on August 30, when Gastroenterology surgeon Dr Govind Nandakumar was en route to Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru's Sarjapur Road for an emergency laparoscopic gallbladder surgery.

Sharing his experience, Dr Nandakumar stated: "During the traffic, the Google map showed 45 minutes to get to the hospital. Normally, it takes 5 to 10 minutes to reach the hospital through that route. I waited but time didn't change on Google maps and I had an important surgery scheduled for morning besides several others during the course of the day. "

"At that point, I just decided to walk. I run and workout, so I used that to my advantage, crossed over the street and finished 3 kilometres in about 15 minutes."

He further stated that his car driver took two-and-a-half hours to reach the hospital.

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Dr Nandakumar has performed more than 1,000 surgeries in the past 18 years. He says this was not the first time he ran to reach out to the operation theatre on scheduled time.