Based on inputs by Shahid K
A Swiggy staffer, Sidhu Humanabade, helped the Firemen and saved 10 lives.
On duty, when Sidhu was passing by the ESIC Kamgar Hospital, he saw smoke from top floors and asked the Firemen if he could assist them. On getting an approval , he went upto fourth floor , using fire brigade’s ladder, and helped rescue a group of patients and their visitors.
He managed to bring out 10 people but during the rescue. It was only after three hours of rescue operation, Sidhu started showing some signs of discomfort and complained of chest pain to a firefighter and was immediately taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Santosh Gangwar met Sidhu and inquired about his health and also discussed the incident. “It was nice to get appreciation from him,” said Sidhu.
Recalling the incident he said “I joined the firemen in their rescue operation. Thankfully, the firemen allowed me to climb their ladder to reach the fourth floor.”
I climbed using the fire brigade’s ladder and had to use stones to break the glass facade in order to reach the people. I tried to wear a handkerchief on my face but it was lost later,” He added
A doctor who attended on Sindhu said he would be fine soon.
A Class X pass-out, Sidhu grew up in Airoli and had just moved in with his uncle in Andheri for the Swiggy job. His brother Chandrakant told TOI: “When we reached the hospital, we found him on oxygen support and being given fluids via IV.” Chandrakant also said their parents weren’t surprised to hear that Sidhu had helped people. “He is always doing this.”
Meanwhile, the food in Sidhu’s bike was intact. “His chappals were there too, but someone took away our helmet,” added Chandrakant.
The young man displayed immense bravery by risking his life to save other people.