'I Have Lived My Life': Old Man Vacates His Hospital Bed For a Younger Covid Patient

Identified as Narayan Dabhalkar, the elderly man willingly walked out of a Nagpur hospital so that he could save a younger Covid patient's life. Source - India. Com




In a heartbreaking event, an 85-year-old man sacrificed his own life to save a 40-year-old man by vacating his hospital bed, even when the doctors strictly cautioned him against it. Identified as Narayan Dabhalkar, the elderly man voluntarily walked of a Nagpur hospital so that he could save the younger patient's life. However, he died at his home on Monday.


According to the Times of India, Dabhalkar got admitted to Indira Gandhi government hospital in Nagpur on April 22 with acute Covid 19 symptoms and low oxygen levels. However, only after a few hours, he opted for a discharge against medical advice and decided to go home.


The Reason

While he was at the hospital, he saw a woman crying and pleading to get her 40-year-old husband admitted. Her kids were also crying. To help him, Dabhalkar evacuated his bed so that a much younger person's life could be saved.


"I am 85. I have lived my life. Saving the life of a young man is more important. Their children are young...please give my bed to them,'' he said to the doctors.

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