Lack of ambulance: Many takes his pregnant wife on push-cart

 
Lack of ambulance: Many takes his pregnant wife on push-cart

Damoh (MP): The health facilities in Madhya Pradesh appear to be crumbling. This was evident on Wednesday when a man was taking his pregnant wife to a hospital on a push-cart in Damoh district of the state. It came to light after a video clip of the incident went viral on social media.

According to reports, the man Kailash Ahirwar, a resident of Raneh village in Damoh, alleged that after his wife had developed labour pain, he called 108 government ambulance service. There was, however, no ambulance in sight for two hours. The village where Ahirwar lives is 60km from the district headquarters. He had no time to waste. So, he put his wife on a push-cart and moved towards a local Arogya Kendra. There was neither any nurse nor any doctors at the health centre.  Later, she was shifted to a government hospital in Hatta by an ambulance.

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This was the fourth such incident in a row when people were deprived of ambulance facilities. Without getting an ambulance, a man had to carry the body of his mother on a motorcycle. Similarly, a few people had to carry the body of a man on a tyre-tube because roads were flooded with rainwater. In the same way, an eight-year- old boy had to wait roadside for a vehicle to carry his brother’s body home. In each case, the administration was free after ordering an inquiry into the incident.