MUMBAI: Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh praised a police constable who donated his blood to save the life of a 14-year-old girl at Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai.
Constable Akash Gaikwad 27, attached to the Local Arms Division-2, was on duty at Tardeo when he got to know from a friend that a small girl urgently needed A+ blood.
“I immediately rushed to Hinduja Hospital and offered to help. I told the doctors I belong to A+ blood group which is rare and donated two units of blood,’’said Gaikwad.
According to the police, Sana Fahim Khan, the patien, was admitted to Hinduja Hospital for heart-related ailments.
The doctors had advised her parents for an open heart surgery and there was a shortage of blood particularly from her blood group. Several hospitals in the city are already facing shortage of blood due to outbreak of Covid-19. The girl’s parents had circulated a text message on social media platforms so that people willing to donate can come forward.
No sooner did the Mumbai Police commissioner learnt about Gaikwad’s act, his team immediately tweeted:
“when friends or family could not make it to the hospital due to cycloneNisarga, PC Akash Gaikwad donated blood. @Mumbaipolice wishes the young girl a healthy life ahead.”

Gaikwad , who hails from Sangli district, stays alone at Tardeo police line while his family consisting his parents, wife and two school-going kids stays in his home town. Gaikwad said he had been donating blood for the last five years.
“I am into body building and every six months, I donate blood,” he said.





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