Ambulance driver orders parents off after child dies midway in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar, Sep 2 (IANS) In yet another shocking incident after Dana Majhi’s case in Odisha, a 108 ambulance driver allegedly ordered the parents of a seven-year-old girl to get off midway after the child died in Malkangiri district on Friday.

The deceased, identified as Barsha Khemudu of Ghusapalli in the district, was being taken along with her parents in the 108 ambulance from the Mithali hospital to the Malkangiri district hospital following deterioration in her health.

However, the 108 ambulance driver allegedly asked the parents of the child to get down at Nayakguda after the girl died.

“We were forcibly deboarded from the ambulance after our daughter died,” said Dinabandhu Khemudu, the father of the deceased.

Meanwhile, the district administration has lodged an FIR against three persons, including the driver and a pharmacist, for dereliction of duty.

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District collector K. Sudarshan Chakrabarty said an FIR has been lodged against three persons following the incident.

He also said that the block administration has been asked to provide all possible facilities to the parents under government rules.

Recently, Odisha made headlines for Dana Majhi, who had to walk for 10 km with his wife’s body on his shoulders after he failed to get a hearse or an ambulance from Kalahandi district hospital to his village.



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