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Uttar Pradesh: Man forced to take son in e-rickshaw in Banda due to unavailability of ambulance


In another case of lack in the medical facility, a man was forced to take his ailing child to a hospital in an e-rickshaw in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh, following the unavailability of an ambulance, as reported by news agency ANI on Friday.

The patient, who was in a serious condition, was being treated at the Rajkiya Medical College at Banda. The doctors, later on, referred him to the District hospital. However, the Rajkiya Medical College failed to provide an ambulance to ferry the patient.

Banda: Man took his ailing child in e-rickshaw from Rajkiya Medical College to District hospital where the child was referred to, due to alleged unavailability of ambulance.Chief Medical Officer Dr S Kumar says,’we didn’t receive any info, otherwise we would’ve arranged it'(13.9)

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The family even claimed that they called 108 toll-free number and waited for an hour, but all efforts went in vain. “We did not get the ambulance facility, as a result, we had to carry him on an e-rickshaw. We asked the authority for the same, but did not get any positive response,” he said.

In the meantime, the Chief Medical Officer Dr S Kumar, dismissing the allegations said, “We did not receive any information, otherwise we would have arranged it.”

Source: Zee News