Thane city Mayor Sanjay More fecilitated a Kalyan Railway Hospital employee who converted her saree into a stretcher to transport a train accident victim to the facility.
The employee was provided with a shawl, srifal (coconut) and appreciation letter at a brief function yesterday in the civic corporation with the hands of Mayor.
The incident occurred on September 27, Vishnu Kiraji Andale, a railway employee was run over by a speeding train and damaged his both legs. The accident happened in Vashind Railway station when the gangman was on work.
Andale was lying on the tracks in pain but no one came for his rescue. When the Kalyan Railway Hospital employee Manisha Shinde, who was passing by, came to know about the accident she without loss of time converted her saree into a stretcher and rushed him to the hospital.
However, the victim died during treatment. It was alleged that there was no stretcher available at the station that time.
The Mayor addressing those present for the brief function said that the presence of mind shown by Manisha of converting her saree into a stretcher was noteworthy and this should prove to be an inspiration for other members of the society.