Patient Dies As Ambulance Arrives Late In Puri

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Puri: Tension prevailed at Aingala village under Kakatpur block in Puri district on Monday after a patient died due to the failure of a ‘108’ ambulance to reach in time.

The deceased has been identified as Krushna Barik, wife of one Jhatu Barik.

Irked over the patient’s death, the villagers detained the ambulance and its employees for more than three hours demanding adequate compensation for the family of the deceased. The ambulance employees were later released after the agitators were assured that their demand will be considered.

According to available information, Krushna’s family members called up the ambulance at around 1 pm on Sunday after she complained of severe pain in her abdomen. However, the ambulance arrived four hours late around 5 am this morning. The woman had died by the time the ambulance reached the spot.