2 similar cases of families being forced to use a scooter to carry suspected COVID-19 cases as they were refused ambulance have emerged from MP.
Indore| A family of a 65-year-old man, on Tuesday alleged that he died at MY Hospital in MP’s Indore after they were dined ambulance and brought him to the hospital on a scooter.
The Indore man was rushed to hospital by his family members on a scooter after he complained of chest pain, HT reported. The deceased man’s relative alleged that the staff at the hospital denied treatment and he collapsed on the ground after some time.
The man’s family members told the leading daily that they had booked an ambulance before but later the ambulance service operator refused, forcing them to take the patient to the hospital on the two-wheeler.
This incident has snowballed into a political storm, with senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Arun Yadav urging CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan to pay more attention to the health crisis in “your city of dreams – Indore”.
There are almost 900 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 53 deaths, in Madhya Pradesh, one of the states worst hit by the COVID-29 outbreak.
Indore, where this misfortune happened, has recorded more than 200 cases in the last 24 hours alone and accounts for around 70 per cent of the state’s cases.