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). Sources said the ambulance was transporting the critical woman patient from Jharsuguda to Burla Hospital.
The patient was accompanied by her husband and daughter. However, after crossing Sambalpur, the ambulance broke down on the National Highway (NH) after it developed some technical snag. Seeing the patient’s condition deteriorating, the family members asked the ambulance staff to take some immediate steps to shift her to the hospital.
However, she died before a replacement ambulance from Burla could arrive at the spot to pick her up. Meanwhile, the family members of the deceased alleged that the ambulance from Burla reached 30 minutes late.
They said if the ambulance had reached on time, her life could have been saved. Authorities of the 108 ambulance or the district administration could not be reached over the incident.
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Published: Shemol Misra
Last updated: 21 September 2021, 01:40 PM IST
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