Sharmili Mallick

Keonjhar: Failure of ambulance services to reach villages in Odisha due to poor road connectivity has become common in the State with one more incident being reported from Nuadiha village in Keonjhar district today.

According to reports, one Urmala Mohanty of Nuadiha village was ailing with high fever following which her family members called up a 102 ambulance.

However, the ambulance stopped midway and couldn't reach the patient owing to lack of motorable roads to the hamlet.

With no other option, the family members of Urmala placed her in a cot and walked through the muddy and uneven road to reach the ambulance, informed sources.

Later she was taken in the ambulance and admitted to Telkoi hospital. However, she was then shifted to Keonjhar District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) after her condition deteriorated.