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.
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.
ବ୍ରହ୍ମପୁର ସହରର ପୁରୁଣା ବ୍ରହ୍ମପୁର ପ୍ରହଲ୍ଲାଦ ନଗର ୨ୟ ସାହିର ଦୃଶ୍ୟ ,୧୦୮ ଆସିଲା ରୋଗୀକୁ ନେଲାନି ପିଲାଟି ବି ନେହୁରା ହେଲା,ବାପା ଛେଉଣ୍ଡ ହୋଇଗଲା। ଏତେ ଅଲୋଡା ହୋଇଗଲେ ଜନତା। ବିଶ୍ବାସର ମୂଲ୍ଯ କଣ ଏୟା। @Naveen_Odisha @CMO_Odisha @Ganjam_Admin @otvnews @ManoranjanMedia @SubratPintOO pic.twitter.com/zZ9SDwNYFO
— Sujata Padhy (@Sujata_Padhy) July 27, 2020
At pain to see this child getting snubbed by the 108 Ambulance Staff in Brahmapur, leading to the death of his father.
Due to negligence & mismanagement of the Govt and Administration, a family is devastated today.
When will things improve in CM's home district Ganjam? pic.twitter.com/cmzv3ueIHn
— Bhrugu Baxipatra (@BhruguBJP) July 27, 2020
WATCH: Allegedly snubbed by 108 Ambulance, Patient dies at his home in Berhampur, #Ganjam .
— The News Insight (@TNITweet) July 27, 2020
ଆମ୍ବୁଲାନ୍ସ ଆସିଥିବା ସତ୍ତ୍ୱେ ସରକାର ଓ ପ୍ରଶାସନର କୋଭିଡ ନାମରେ କଟକଣା ଓ ଆମ୍ବୁଲାନ୍ସ ନିକଟରେ ଅସ୍ପୃସ୍ଯତାର ନିୟମ ସୁନାର ସଂସାରକୁ ଭାଙ୍ଗିଦେଲା।
୧ଘଣ୍ଟାର ବିତର୍କ ଓ ନେହୁରା ମଧ୍ଯରେ,ସ୍ତ୍ରୀର ସିନ୍ଦୁର ଲିଭିଗଲା, ବାପ ଛେଉଣ୍ଡ ହୋଇଗଲେ ବ୍ରହ୍ମପୁର, ପ୍ରହଲ୍ଲାଦ ନଗରର ନିଷ୍ପାପ ଦୁଇଜଣ ଛୁଆ।
ଏଠାରେ କରୋନା କିମ୍ବା ରୋଗ ନେଲାନି ଜୀବନ pic.twitter.com/Xzl7MfnSui
— ANANTANARAYAN MAHANTY (@ananta_mahanty) July 27, 2020