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Friday, August 26, 2016

108 AMBULANCES FACE OWN EMERGENCY

When 10-yearold D Venkatesha was advised to rush to Osmania General Hospital after suffering head injuries, his poor parents immediately called up 108 emergency services but the ambulance never came.

Sensing that it was a futile wait after trying to get the ambulance to come several times, the family was forced to hire a private vehicle for Rs 2,000 to shift the accident victim to OGH at around 1 am. “From 11 pm onwards, we made a dozen calls from the Chevalla government hospital and waited for half an hour to take my son to OGH on Monday night, but they kept postponing saying they would respond when an ambulance was available,“ said D Lakshmi, mother of Venkatesha, who was discharged from OGH on Wednesday .

In a repeat of sorts on Thursday, private vehicles had to ferry 13 injured pas sengers after their bus hit a lorry at M o u n t Opera e n trance near Ramoji film city in Ha y athna gar as the 108 am bulance did not turn up. In fact, Vishnu Yadav, a private van driver and eyewitness, narrated how he called up the 108 services twice and waited for 15 minutes.“They made some excuse saying no ambulance was available at their nearest location at LB Nagar or Choutuppal,“ said Yadav.

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