Mumbai cop's quick thinking saves life of 14-day-old baby who swallowed safety pin; netizens laud policeman

Updated: 19 June, 2020 19:19 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Mumbai Police takes to Twitter to explain how the constable helped the family reach KEM hospital and get timely medical assistance for infant who had accidentally swallowed a safety pin

This picture has been used for representational purposes
This picture has been used for representational purposes

A Mumbai Police constable has been showered with appreciation on Twitter for his quick-thinking that saved a 14-day-old baby’s life. The police department shared the post explaining how the constable helped the parents of the baby reach a hospital on time after the infant had accidentally swallowed a safety pin.

The police department took to the micro-blogging platform to narrate how the worried parents of the baby, who was choking on a safety pin, were out on the road trying to take him to the hospital. Constable S Kolekar spotted the parents and helped them reach KEM Hospital in his own vehicle. The child received medical help on time and his life was saved.

"When in doubt, find your nearest cop!" said the department in the tweet before narrating the entire incident. On the photo of the constable, the police department posted a message using puns, ‘Citizen’s Safety: Pinned to the top’ along with the hashtag #MumbaiFirst.

The incident struck a chord with the netizens as the post, shared on Thursday, garnered more than 5,900 likes, and was retweeted more than 700 times. The users commenting on the post praised the Mumbai Police and the constable for his timely intervention and his quick thinking that helped in saving the child's life.

Here's how the Twitterati responded:

This post came just days after a constable was hailed as a 'hero' on Twitter for donating his blood to a 14-year-old girl who was to undergo open-heart surgery. Earlier this month, constable Akash Gaikwad earned praises online for stepping up after the teenager's relatives could not reach the hospital due to the threat of Cyclone Nisarga that had made a landfall near Mumbai that time and donated his blood ahead of her surgery.

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First Published: 19 June, 2020 12:36 IST

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