In yet another heart-wrenching incident, a five-year-old girl lost her life due to alleged delayed in treatment as her father was forced to carry her on his shoulders for 2 km after an ambulance failed to reach their village due to lack of motorable road.
The incident was reported at Kamalanali village under Redhakhol limits in Sambalpur district. The minor girl was declared brought dead at the hospital.
As per reports, daughter of Arjun Dehuri, a resident of Kamalanali village in Redhakhol, slipped into a well while playing with her friends on Monday. Her family searched her after she went missing and finally traced her inside the well after hours.
Her family immediately called the ambulance. However, the ambulance was stuck in the midway en route to the village due to lack of proper road.
Later, Arjun carried his daughter on his shoulders for around 2 km near the ambulance and rushed to the hospital. However, she was declared brought dead by the doctor.
"I walked for around 2-3 km carrying my daughter on my shoulders as the ambulance couldn't reach us due to poor road connectivity. By the time we reached the hospital, she had breathed her last and the doctor declared her brought dead," said Arjun.
Though the Odisha government makes promises of providing better road connectivity in rural pockets, such a heart-wrenching incident belied the claims.