Subadh Kumar Nayak

Baripada: Tension ran high in Rairangpur Bisoi Bazaar area Thursday after staff of a 102 ambulance dumped the body of a six-month-old boy and his mother on the way to hospital in Mayurbhanj district.

According to reports, the child from Manabir village under Jamada Police limits was admitted to Rairangpur Sub-Divisional Hospital after he fell sick. The doctors later referred the kid to Baripada-based PMRM hospital as his condition deteriorated.

The child and mother were going to the Baripada hospital in a 102 ambulance when the staff of the emergency vehicle dumped both of them near Bishoyi Bazar citing that the child had died and fled the scene.

A complaint in this regard has been lodged with the Sub-Divisional Medical Officer (SDMO).

"A child was referred to Baripada from Rairangpur. Instead of taking the baby to the hospital, the ambulance staff dumped the child on the way claiming he was dead. The family members have lodged a complaint against the ambulance staff with the SDMO," said Dinesh Patra, a local, adding that stringent action should be taken against the accused.