Two trips, One outcome
- 19 Dec 2017
"My life is defined by two trips—one to the patient in an
emergency and the other to the hospital. These trips are a matter of life and
death for an individual...so, I do my best. It feels nice when my work is
acknowledged even though I am not into formalities. Recently, son of a patient
waited almost 4 hours at the hospital gate just to thank me and offer me a cup
of tea. I couldn’t say no to him and shared his happiness.
On few days, work is very hectic, and the traffic sense of public doesn’t help. Sometimes, they don’t make way easily and some other times, a teenager tails my speeding vehicle and tries to overtake me. I take a deep breath and hope my siren will help them decide in my favor.
Every day when I reach home after my duty, my wife and I celebrate the lives I saved and at the same time feel disappointed about the ones I couldn’t. We both tell each other that as an ambulance driver there is only so much I can do."