Decorated former IPS Officer, Ashim Roy's wife, Chaya Roy, who is a resident of Chittaranjan Park in New Delhi, travelled to Silchar in an Air Ambulance to seek "better treatment or management". Roy had suffered a left hemisphere stroke, as informed by her daughter in a conversation with 'The News Core'. The incident has attracted a lot of media attention as this can be considered unusual, considering the fact that on usual days, Barak Valley residents move to metropolitan cities to have an access to the seemingly better treatment available there. The city takes pride in serving a patient, who had preferred Silchar's medical infrastructure over Delhi's.
Roy was admitted at Vimhans Nayati Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi, after she had suffered a left hemisphere stroke. She had been in the hospital under "good quality" treatment for a week, until the COVID-19 situation in the National Capital worsened, and the family was compelled to bring her back to home. However, when Roy's health condition deteriorated further, the family could not manage to get an hospital to admit her in, as the whole medical infrastructure of Delhi was overburdened by COVID patients by that time.
Medicine and Critical Care Specialist, Dr. Tanushree Deb Gupta, who happens to be a relative to Roy's family, was contacted by them, in the above mentioned regard. Dr. Deb ensured them help and thus the family arranged air ambulance services to fly to Silchar. The air ambulance landed in the Silchar Airport on Friday. Roy was then admitted in the Green Heals Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Deb and has now been reported to be haemodynamically stable. Roy was tested for COVID-19 as well and she had been reported to be negative. "Good treatment and care may heal the patient in near future", ensured Rudra Narayan Gupta, the Managing Director of Green Heals Hospital.