A Bangladeshi man was found lying unconscious on the road of Kolkata's New Town area and was rescued by local police as a cancer patient.
He was identified as Md Mojammel Hossein from Faridpur district after the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission was alerted later on the day, The Telegraph India reported.
On May 23, the man laid unconscious for an hour in front of the road of the India's Air Force Naval Housing Board residential project Jal Vayu Towers (JVT) in Kolkata East.
Syed Humayun Siraj, members of a volunteer team and also a JVT resident, said, "We got an umbrella to provide him shade from the sun as he was frothing at the mouth after the security guards informed us about a middle-aged semi-clad man in physical distress."
After a sub-inspector of the Kolkata Leather Complex (KLC) police station arrived, he searched the man's belongings and found a phone number.
Upon contacting the number it was revealed that he was from Bangladesh and was getting chemotherapy treatment at Tata Memorial Center. Since he developed fever, he had been asked to get a Covid-19 test done at the ID (Infectious Diseases) Hospital, Beleghata. Assumably, he might have mistaken the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute for ID Hospital and was walking alone towards it when he lost consciousness.
An hour and half later, the unconscious man was put on an ambulance.
According to Swarup Kanti Pahari, the officer-in-charge of KLC police station, he was admitted to Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute in south Calcutta.