Ambulance failure continues to haunt interiors, woman taken to hospital in sling

Rayagada: In yet another incident of ambulance failure, a woman of Gunjapala village in Muniguda block of the district was rushed to the hospital with the help of a sling on Thursday.

As per sources, one Bailo Sikka had to be rushed to the hospital after her condition deteriorated following high fever for last few days. The family members then called the ambulance services to take her to nearby Muniguda Community Health Centre (CHC). However, as the ambulance did not reach their house, her two sons had no option but to carry their mother to the hospital in a sling.

“We contacted the ambulance but we could not avail the service due to non-motorable roads here. We were forced to carry her to the hospital in any case,” her son Saiba Sikka said.

Doctors at the health centre informed that Bailo has been shifted to Rayagada DHH as her condition worsened in the evening.

Dr Manoranjan Rout, Muniguda Health Officer, Muniguda CHC said, “As soon as I came to know about the woman being carried in a sling, I sent an ambulance to bring her to the CHC but the vehicle could not reach her. After her sons brought her to the CHC, we found that she was suffering from fever since many days and her haemoglobin count was also low. We have shifted her to Rayagada DHH for better treatment.”