In a village in Kalahandi district of Odisha, an elderly female patient had to be carried on a cot for three kilometers to reach the ambulance. This speaks volumes about the existing infrastructure and lack of proper roads, which remains a distant dream for many even after 77 years of independence. The family members of the patient had to cross the river through knee-deep water carrying a cot on their shoulders. This heart-wrenching incident Odisha It has come to light from Khamanpada village of T Rampur block of Kalahandi district. Well, this is not the first time that a patient has been taken to a cot. Due to lack of motorable road in the area, this has become a regular affair for the villagers here.
After carrying him for about three km, the family members reached the ambulance, from where he was taken to T Rampur Community Health Center (CHC).
After initial treatment to the woman, she was shifted to District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in Bhawanipatna for better treatment.
This is how people cross the river
Sources said that apart from this, the local people have to risk their lives and cross the river to reach the other side, where the ambulance waits. Due to the absence of a bridge on the river, people often wade through knee-deep water to reach the other side. According to sources, an elderly woman, Chandrika Gowda, suffered injuries after falling, following which family members called an ambulance.
Ambulance did not reach the village
However, the ambulance could not reach the village, forcing the locals to carry the injured woman on a cot. After carrying him for about three kilometres, the family members reached the ambulance, from where he was taken to T Rampur Community Health Center (CHC). After initial treatment, he was shifted to District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in Bhawanipatna for better treatment.