Patient carried on cot in Odisha, again

Balasore: In yet another incident of ambulance failure due to bad road connectivity, a patient was carried on a cot to hospital at Gadapokhari village under Khaira block of Balasore district.

According to sources daughter of Raghunath Biswal fell ill following which the family members called a 108 ambulance over phone. However, the ambulance failed to reach the village due to poor roads.

With no alternative left, Biswal along with his relatives were forced to carry the patient on a cot for nearly one kilometre and later hired a trolley to take her to the ambulance.

“We have been demanding for a pucca road to our village since long. But the administration paid no heed. In medical emergency, we are facing problems in communication. The government should take immediate measures,” said a villager.