Lack of ambulance; woman taken to hospital in hand-cart


In yet another shocking incident a lady in labour pain brought to a hospital in a hand-cart due to unavailability of ambulances. The incident took place in Hatimura near Krishnai under Goalpara district.

According to reports, the woman was brought to Hatimura Civil Hospital on Wednesday night after suffering from labour pain in a hand cart as there was no ambulance facility in the hospital till date.

The locals have been continuously demanding ambulance facilities in the hospital, but the health department of the State is far giving any consent to their necessity. The locals have also complained about the pathetic conditions of the roads.

Meanwhile, the officials in Hatimura Civil Hospital have informed that there was no ambulance facility in the hospitals and they refer patients with serious health condition to Goalpara Civil Hospital in a tempo or auto-rickshaw.

Later the woman gave birth to a child in the hospital and was also brought back to home in the same hand-cart.

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