SM Outrage forces Ganjam Collector to change Ambulance Policy


TNI Bureau: The outrage on social media over the death of a patient in Berhampur after being snubbed by a 108 Ambulance Driver, the Ganjam District Administration has finally revised the policy and allowed use of all 104/108 Ambulances to shift COVID-19 suspected cases to various health facilities during emergency situation.

Ambulance Policy

Earlier, a video showing a kid arguing with the Ambulance Driver who refused to take his father to hospital, citing COVID guidelines and later telling in a choked voice that he lost his Dad due to negligence of the ambulance staff, had gone viral on Social Media.

As the Social Media erupted, the Ganjam Collector initially tried to put up a volt face saying the family did not cooperate with the ambulance staff and the patient was shifted later.

However, the video he tweeted also showed how the family tried to shift the patient in an auto-rickshaw after being denied service by the ambulance staff. Although the Ambulance returned to take the patient, it was too late. The patient succumbed during the chaos.

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