Hanna IngberJanuary 30, 2010 10:47Updated May 30, 2010 13:19
MUMBAI, India — Dr. Saeed Ahmed gets a call – a patient at Noor Hospital in South Mumbai needs to be transferred to another hospital with better medical equipment. The doctor, his assistant and driver load up into the ambulance, turn on the siren and head downtown. A similar scene could have taken place in New York.
But there is one glaring difference: During the approximately 30-minute ride not a single car, taxi, bus or person moves out of the way for Dr. Ahmed's ambulance.
Not one even pauses.