Critically ill man dies after being denied ambulance service over COVID-19 scare in Berhampur

Berhampur: The relatives of a critically ill man helplessly watched him dying in front of his house after a 108 ambulance refused to carry the person to hospital suspecting him of suffering from COVID-19. The incident was reported from Prahallad Nagar in Berhampur town in Ganjam district on Monday.

”My father was suffering from fever for past couple of days. When his condition worsened today, we called up the 108 ambulance service to take him to the nearby hospital,” son of the man said.

Few hours later a 108 ambulance arrived at the man’s house. However, the ambulance employees refused to take him to the hospital after coming know that he was suffering from fever, the son added.

“The 108 ambulance employees said the 104 ambulance will arrive at our house and carry my father to the hospital. But the 104 ambulance reached here late and in the meantime my father was dead,” the son added.

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