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Ambulance fails again: Patient carried to hospital on sling

Rayagada: Poor road connectivity led to failure of ambulance services following which a woman patient had to be carried on a sling for nearly 10 kms to reach the hospital in Kalyansinghpur block of Rayagada district.

According to reports, the family members of Sikka Langudi were forced to carry her to the hospital on a sling as ambulance could not reach Kelitipadar village due to absence of proper roads.

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The family members claimed that they had to take Sikka on the sling for almost 10 kms by crossing river and other hilly terrains. Later, Sikka was admitted to hospital after they found an auto-rickshaw at Parsali village.

Though the government had provided a bike ambulance on September 8 after several expecting mothers were seen being carried on cots and slings, it is yet to be utilized for the benefits of the patients.

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