Ambulance Held Up in Traffic for Mamata’s Convoy to Pass

Mamata Banerjee’s convoy on a highway held up an ambulance carrying a heart attack victim in Howrah.

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Policemen in Howrah, West Bengal, waiting for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s convoy on an expressway held up an ambulance carrying a heart attack victim and refused to let it go even when the patient’s kin pleaded with the police.

Mamata was scheduled to return from Digha in East Midnapore and police weren’t sure if she would fly back or come by road. The CM eventually took a helicopter.

For 20 minutes, Meherjan Begum lay gasping for breath while her kin prayed for her survival until they reached SSKM Hospital in Kolkata, a 20-minute drive. It was only when senior officers learnt of her plight that the ambulance was allowed to go.

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