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Madhya Pradesh: Woman dies waiting for ambulance, body carried on motorcycle

This is not the first incident when an ambulance hasn’t reached the patient. Last year, relatives had to carry bodies of two patients as no ambulances were available

india Updated: Apr 22, 2017 20:43 IST
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In October, 2016, Pawan Namdev was forced to carry the the body of his six-year-old son in Bhind on a motorcycle as hospital authorities allegedly denied him an ambulance.(HT file photo)

A 70-year-old woman, who collapsed in searing heat while standing in a bank queue in Amilia area, 572 km north east of Bhopal, died waiting for an ambulance that never arrived.

Sidhi collector Abhay Kumar Verma has ordered an inquiry. Talking to the Hindustan Times Verma said, “A team of district administration is holding an inquiry. I will comment only after seeing the report.”

The woman Badamiya Kevat, a resident of Parsona village in Sidhi district went to Madhyanchal Gramin Bank on Monday to withdraw her pension amount with her son Raju Kevat on a bicycle in the afternoon.

When she fell unconscious, her son called the emergency helpline number 108 for an ambulance. The woman died on the spot after sometime. After more than three-hour wait for the ambulance, Raju’s acquaintance Ramkumar Patel saw them and helped carry the body home on his bike.

This is not the first incident in the state when an ambulance hasn’t reached a patient. In September 2016, a man had to carry the body of his mother-in-law on his bicycle in Shahdol. In October same year, a man in Bhind district carried the body of his son on a motorcycle as hospital authorities allegedly denied him an ambulance or a hearse .

First Published: Apr 19, 2017 11:13 IST