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Tag: Ambulance

Ambulance Service
Odisha Govt Fixes Hiring Charges For Ambulances, Know Details

In a citizen centric move, the Odisha Commerce and Transport Department on Monday fixed the maximum hiring charges for various types of ambulances services in the state.

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Ambulance Staff Detained For Abducting Patient, Relatives In Bhadrak

Bhadrak: In a bizarre incident, staff of a ‘108’ ambulance allegedly abducted a patient and his parents in the emergency vehicle in Urban police station area in the district on Monday. According to reports, a patient undergoing treatment at district headquarters hospital was referred to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. Parents of the […]

Negligence Towards Non-COVID-19 Patients Will Not Be Tolerated: Odisha CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday categorically stated that any kind of negligence in treatment of non-COVID-19 patients will not be tolerated in the State. Such stern message from Patnaik came following reports of several non-COVID-19 patients being deprived of healthcare services in various hospitals. After a high-level review meeting, Patnaik directed health […]

5-Year-Old Boy Dies After Ambulance Gets Stuck In Traffic In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A five-year-old ailing boy lost his life while being taken to hospital reportedly after the ambulance got stuck in heavy traffic in Bhubaneswar. As per reports, the minor boy was initially admitted to Capital Hospital where doctors referred him to SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack. However, after his condition started to deteriorate […]

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 […]

Traffic stalls ambulance for 4 hours in Bolangir

Bolangir: A tuberculosis patient from Tepsa village in Kalahandi district today faced a testing four hours when an ambulance carrying him was stuck in a traffic jam on Bolangir-Titlagarh road. As per reports, the patient identified as Hari Majhi was being carried in the ambulance from Titlagarh hospital to Bolangir district headquarters hospital. However, the […]

Denied hearse vehicle, kin carry body of youth for 10 km on foot

Malkangiri: Despite tall claims of government to provide basic healthcare infrastructure in remote areas of the state, nothing seems to have changed in reality. Lest, incidents of non availability of hearse or ambulances wouldn’t have been trickling in from every part every day. Like the incident reported today where the body of a youth was […]

Pregnant woman carried in sling: An incident a day mocks health schemes of Odisha

Malkangiri: Highlighting the poor rural infrastructure and healthcare in Odisha, a pregnant woman was carried in a sling for nearly five kms after an ambulance failed to reach her village due to lack of motorable road. The incident was reported from Lachhamipur village under Gunthabeda panchayat in Malkangiri district today. As per reports, a woman […]

Govt claims of quality healthcare fall flat in Mayurbhanj as ambulances elude the needy

Mayurbhanj: The hopes of the people of Mayurbhanj and adjacent districts have dashed after nothing has changed in the area even after establishment of a Medical College and Hospital as patients and expectant mothers continue to suffer in absence ambulances. As per reports, Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital at Baripada was dedicated to […]

Gurupriya Bridge brings development to doorsteps

Malkangiri: After 6 long decades, several cut-off areas are finally able to receive their share of development. The Gurupriya Bridge in Chitrakonda, which was inaugurated by CM Naveen Patnaik in July this year, is now enabling residents to access PDS while emergency services like ambulance can now reach these areas without any hassles. Buses have […]

When an ambulance had to wait for CM's Carcade to pass

Bhubaneswar: Raising questions on the importance of free passage to ambulances in smart city, today an incident of an ambulance carrying a critical patient and getting stuck for over five minutes in a serpentine queue of vehicles near Forest park here has shocked one and all. The ambulance was stuck in traffic chaos  that had […]

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 […]

Bike ambulances in Delhi soon

New Delhi: To tackle the congested roads during peak traffic hours in view to tackle the problems of the heavy traffic, the facility of “First Responder Bike Ambulance” will be introduced here soon, said an official statement on Thursday. As per reports, it will be available in three districts of Delhi from January next year. […]

Expectant mother carried on cot due to poor road connectivity

Bolangir: Lack of road connectivity yet again turns out to be a deterrent to health services as a pregnant woman was carried on a cot for 2 kms in Dhunakeda village under Saintala block here on Saturday raising questions on the much hyped Janani Surakhya programmes in the tribal district. According to sources, Mangulu Chatria’s […]

Man or inhuman: Woman in labour denied access by neighbour to reach ambulance

Balasore: Deteriorating healthcare in state has been a perennial problem but mankind losing morals and humanity seems way too much to accept. In such an inhuman act, a villager denied an expectant mother in Kasindipur village under Khaira block of the district access through his house to board an ambulance stationed in the village to […]

Shocking! Ambulance staff abandons body on road over payment

Soro: Shaming humanity, an elderly man’s dead body was allegedly abandoned on the roadside by ambulance staff near Paikali bridge in Balasore after an acquaintance of the deceased failed to pay for the service. The elderly man, identified as Rehman Khan of Allahabad, was working as a daily wage labourer at Chintamanipada in Soro. Yesterday, […]

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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, […]

Ambulance driver suspended for refusing to carry dead body

Bhubaneswar: A day after a ‘108’ ambulance refused to carry the dead body of a minor boy, the driver of the vehicle has been suspended from service. Following the direction of the National Health Mission (NHM) Director Shalini Pandit, the company also suspended the concerned call centre executive for dereliction in duty. The ambulance driver […]

Man carries pregnant wife on shoulder

Rayagada: Making a mockery of the Janani Suraksha Yojana of the Odisha government yet again, a pregnant woman reached Kalyansinghpur Community Health Centre (CHC) in Rayagada district today after being carried on the shoulder of her husband today as the 102 ambulance did not turn up in time. According to reports, Bangari Praska, a pregnant […]

Woman delivers baby in van

Rayagarh: In yet another example of the poor ambulance service in the State, a pregnant woman of Rayagarh district delivered her baby on the way to hospital in a Tata Magic van as the ambulance failed to reach on time. Sources said both the new born baby and the mother are stable. Sources said when […]

Denied a vehicle, man carries dead wife’s body on shoulders

In a shocking incident that turns the spotlight once again on our decrepit healthcare services, a man had to carry the body of his wife out of the hospital on his shoulders after he failed to obtain a mortuary van or an ambulance from the hospital authorities

Woman in labour dies as 108 ambulance fails to arrive in time

Brahmapur: In yet another case highlighting the sorry state of health services in rural Odisha, the 108 ambulance failed to arrive in time leading to the death of a woman in labour in Kandhamal district. The deceased woman was identified as Lata Mahakud from Giridikhola village under Gochhapada police limits in the district. According to […]

Pregnant woman dies waiting for ambulance

Jeypore: While both the Central government and the state governments are busy launching scheme after scheme for safe and secure delivery for pregnant women, women and babies continue to die because of the failure to ensure timely delivery of these services. A case of this kind was reported from Jeypore area in the tribal dominated […]

Tension in Capital Hospital over shifting of patient

Bhubaneswar: Tension ran high on the premises of Capital Hospital here on Tuesday night after family members of a patient ransacked an ambulance and thrashed the drivers of the emergency services when they refused to shift the patient from the government-run hospital to a private hospital. According to sources, two people of Phalikia slum, including […]

Ambulance mishap: Naveen announces Rs 1L ex-gratia to each family of dead

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today announced ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh each to the family of those died in an ambulance accident in Vishakhapatnam yesterday. The medical expenses of all the injured undergoing treatment in the neighboring state will also be borne by the Odisha government, Patnaik announced. Four members of a family including […]

Ambulance carrying dead body overturns, 5 killed

Vishakhapatnam: In a shocking incident, five persons including a 10-month old infant were killed and five others sustained critical injuries after an ambulance van fell off a culvert near Yalamanchali, nearly 60 km from here, on Sunday. The deceased are the residents of Aruhabruti village under Bhogarai block in Balasore district. The incident occurred when […]