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Tag: 108 Ambulance

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Odisha: Patient Dies Midway After Ambulance Breaks Down On Way To Hospital

In an unfortunate incident, a patient died on her way to Burla hospital reportedly after the 108 ambulance carrying her broke down midway in Sambalpur on Monday (Sept 20).

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No Road, No Ambulance: Patients In Odisha Carried On Bullock Cart For 5 Kms

Nabarangpur: The tall claims of Odisha government of providing quality healthcare seem to be falling flat as non-motorable roads continue to pose a hindrance to the ambulance services in rural belts of the State. In absence of a pucca road, as many as three patients of Patakhalia area under Chandahandi block of Nabarangpur district reportedly […]

Pleading Minor Boy Sees Father Die As Ambulance Denies Service Citing COVID-19 Protocol

Berhampur: The heart wrenching visuals of a minor boy pleading an ambulance driver to shift his ailing father to hospital shocked people across Odisha. The boy’s father died allegedly owing to inordinate delay in hospital admission after the concerned 108 ambulance driver denied ferrying the patient citing COVID-19 protocol. The shocking incident has been reported […]

COVID-19 Stigma: Odisha Man Dies After Wriggling In Pain For 20 Hours As Ambulance Denies Service

Bhubaneswar: Apart from pushing the economy off the cliff, Coronavirus pandemic has also triggered a serious humanitarian crisis in the country like never before. Such blatant discrimination act fuelled by the stigma of this pandemic is evident from an incident in Odisha where a man succumbed to the inhumane and hostile feelings of people. The […]

108 Ambulance In Odisha Abandons Critically Ill 2-Month-Old Baby Midway To Hospital

Berhampur: The conduct of the staff of 108 ambulance service in Odisha has come under scanner after a critically ill 2-month-old baby was abandoned by an ambulance driver near Ganjam after the family members failed to pay Rs 200. According to reports, the infant was referred by Berhampur MKCG hospital doctors to Cuttack hospital at […]

Odisha Ambulance Driver Seeks Bribe To Ferry Patient, Video Goes Viral

Balasore: If the existing issues in Odisha’s healthcare service delivery were not enough, a video purportedly showing a government-run 108 ambulance driver asking for bribe from the relative of a patient is doing rounds in the social media raising serious questions on CM Naveen’s anti-corruption stand. The video was reportedly shot at Balasore District Headquarters […]

108 ambulance service impedes since days in Salepur

Cuttack: Healthcare services have been affected at Salepur after the only 108 ambulance under theSalepur community health centre (CHC) met with an accident four days ago. According to sources, the only 108 ambulance met with an accident at Sishua on Cuttack-Chandabali road last week disrupting the emergency service at the CHC. Though the ambulance staffers […]

Six ambulance workers thrashed after their vehicle hits rickshaw

Baripada: Six ambulance employees were thrashed by some locals after a 108 ambulance hit a rickshaw at Chauliashola Chhak in Mayurbhanj district today early morning. The employees received injuries in the attack and were later given preliminary treatment at a nearby hospital. According to reports, two ambulance employees were returning to Baripada after dropping a […]

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Expectant mother carried on stretcher for 4kms

Nuapada: Once again making a mockery of healthcare system in the rural areas, a pregnant woman was carried on a stretcher for four kms in Kaparapada village under Kirikita Panchayat here as ambulance couldn’t reach her due to absence of motorable road. According to sources, Punita Majhi, wife of Ukalu Majhi of the village, complained […]

108 Ambulance betrays doctor at last!

Cuttack: Healthcare facility failures have become so commonplace that it now seems like a systemic betrayal. Uncannily ironical it may be, a doctor from Cuttack, MS Ojha was the latest to get crushed under the crumbling healthcare services. Fifty-three-year-old Ojha who suddenly fell ill sought medical assistance asking his wife to arrange a carriage to […]

Odisha adds 92 vehicles into 108 ambulance fleet

Bhubaneswar: With an objective to ensure that the existing 108 ambulance service reaches people in rural areas, Odisha government on Saturday added 92 advanced life saving vehicles to the existing fleet of 108 ambulance. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off the ambulances at a special function held at Transport Bhawan today. The entire cost for […]

Delivery on road turns a trend as ambulances remain elusive

Baripada: Once again, proving the tall claims made by the state government about schemes for expectant mothers for safe delivery a misnomer, a woman delivered baby on road in Khetra Patana area of Baripada district Sunday night. The woman was being taken to hospital in a bicycle. According to reports, a pregnant woman from Suliapada […]

3 injured after 108 ambulance rams into tree

Malkangiri: Three persons including an ambulance driver sustained grievous injuries when the 108 ambulance they were travelling in rammed into a tree near Bandhaguda of the district here on Saturday. The accident occurred late on Saturday night near Bandhaguda on the Jeypore-Malkangiri main road when the ambulance crashed into a tree on roadside after the […]

Dharmendra urges CM to look into ‘108’ ambulance staff demands

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today wrote to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urging him to consider the demands of ‘108’ ambulance service staff including payment of wages and redressal of grievances related to job harassment. In his letter, he stated that 108 ambulance employees basically want wages on […]

OTV impact: Kendrapara administration acts on Subhasis’ letter to PM

Kendrapara: The district administration sprung into action after OTV reported the news of a Class X student Subhasis Mallick, who wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting to facilitate sending a 108 vehicle to Kalamada Sasan village to get his grandmother admitted to a hospital. But the step taken by the administration met […]

Woman delivers on way to hospital in sling as ambulance fails to reach

Umerkote: At a time when a woman experiences excruciating pain to bring another life to this world and needs medical attention, Kalabati was being carried in a sling with a polythene as rain cover for four kilometres to reach the nearby hospital. However, without even the knowledge of those carrying her, she delivered a baby […]

Class X student writes to PM for a 108 ambulance

Kendrapara: Requesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to facilitate sending a 108 vehicle to Kalamada Sasan village, Class X student Subhasis Mallick has sought the PM’s intervention to get his grandmother admitted to a hospital. In a letter to Modi, Subhasis mentioned that due to lack of road connectivity he could not avail the 108 free […]

Woman fights for life as ambulance gets stuck in flood water

Malkangiri: At a time when incessant rains in several districts of Odisha in the last couple of days has deteriorated the flood situation, a woman reportedly has been fighting for life in an ambulance which remained unmoved in Malkangiri owing to overflowing water. The woman, identified as Rame Padiami of Keriaguda village under Pidia block […]

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Ambulance failure: Health Minister orders probe

Bhubaneswar:  State Health Minister Pratap Jena on Wednesday ordered a probe into the incident of a pregnant woman being carried on shoulders by family members allegedly due to 102 and 108 ambulance failure in Rampara village of Nabarangpur district. The minister further ordered a departmental inquiry into the failure of the ambulance service in this […]

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Odisha to introduce boat ambulances and upgrade 108 service

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to augment the existing healthcare delivery system, Odisha government has decided to allocate six boat ambulances in four districts where people are facing problems in availing 108 ambulance service. The boat ambulance service will be made available in Koraput, Kendrapara, Kalahandi and Malkangiri districts through state funds, said P K Meherda, […]

108 ambulance failure: patient dies midway to hospital

Rayagada: The management of the emergency ambulance services especially in remote areas has once again come under scanner after a person died allegedly after 108 ambulance failed to arrive on time here on Thursday. The incident has been reported from Dangasil village under Kalyansinghpur block of the district. The deceased has been identified as Ranjit […]

Ambulance delay leads to pregnant lady’s death

Nabarangpur: In yet another case of poor healthcare service in the state, a pregnant lady of Nabarangpur district died as the ambulance reportedly reached late here on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Tulabati Gouda of Bharataguda village under Dabugaon block. Sources said Tulabati was taken to the Dabugaon Primary Health Centre soon after she […]

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'108' Ambulance Staff call off stir

Bhubaneswar: Hours after the State wide stir, the ‘108’ Ambulance Service Workers’ Association has called off the strike after payment of their pending dues. Employees of ambulance services were on strike since last mid-night demanding better and timely payment of their remuneration. The emergency health care was affected for quite sometimes due to the agitation. […]

108 ambulance staff go on strike, health services to cripple

Bhubaneswar: Healthcare services in many parts of Odisha likely to be get affected as the employees of 108 ambulance services go on a strike from Friday midnight demanding better and timely payment. According to reports, the drivers of 108 ambulance, emergency medical technicians and attendants across the state have gone for an indefinite ceasework demanding […]

Shocking! 108 ambulance leaves body midway after 7-yr-old girl dies

In yet another act of callousness, a 108 ambulance allegedly left a seven-year-old girl midway to the Malkangiri district hospital after the child died near Nayakguda today

Unaware of ambulance service, man carries wife on bamboo basket to hospital

Jeypore: Even though the government has launched ‘108’ ambulance service to ensure proper transportation of patients to hospital, a man here in the city, unaware of the government’s free emergency service, was found shouldering his ailing wife on baskets tied to a bamboo pole to hospital. Laxmi Majhi, who is staying at Dangaguda area here […]

Ambulance strike continues; woman delivers on way to hospital

Bhubaneswar/Keonjhar: With the ‘108’ ambulance employees’ strike entering the third day today, a woman gave birth to a baby on the way to hospital in the absence of the emergency service vehicle in the district yesterday. The pregnant woman, a resident of Kotpada village under Anandpur police limits in Keonjhar, complained of labour pain following […]

Health services hit as 108 ambulance workers' stir enters second day

Bhubaneswar: With the indefinite cease work called by the workers of 108 Ambulance service demanding fulfillment of their seven-point charter of demands entering the second day today, health services have been affected in some parts of the state. The situation is expected to worsen in the coming days. The demands include payment of minimum guaranteed […]

‘108’ ambulance stir: Govt hints at invoking ESMA

Bhubaneswar: Putting emergency health services under severe strain, workers of 108 ambulance service staged a dharna near Lower PMG square here on Friday demanding fulfillment of their seven-point charter of demands. The demands include payment of minimum guaranteed wages, 15 per cent annual increment and construction of rest houses for the employees. “We are being […]

108 ambulance workers to stage protest today

Bhubaneswar: Workers of 108 ambulance service will stage a protest at Lower PMG square here today demanding fulfillment of their seven-point charter of demands. The members of the emergency service also threatened to go on a cease work from May 18 if their demands are not met within the deadline. The demands include payment of […]

108 ambulance workers’ stir from midnight today

Bhubaneswar: As many as 900 members of 108 Ambulance Association will go for a cease work from Friday midnight demanding fulfillment of their seven-point charter of demands. “Despite repeated requests to look into our demands, the state government has failed to pay any heed forcing us to go on strike from midnight today,” said a […]