Lack of ambulance service in times of COVID-19 lockdown, a woman’s deteriorating health condition took away her life. A 50-year old woman in Udalguri district of Assam passed away on Wednesday afternoon after facing health complications arising out of rising blood pressure.
Sources informed that the woman, who was suffering from high blood pressure, was admitted to Tangla CHC in serious condition.
When preliminary investigations went on the condition of the middle-aged woman began to deteriorate, the doctors advised her family to shift her to Mangaldai Civil Hospital.
During the tenure of the 21-day lockdown period, there was no ambulance available for the shifting purpose and the patient later died to the complications she had to face due to blood pressure.
“The 108 ambulances services couldn’t be reached on time due. Moreover, due to the continuous in server connectivity, other emergency numbers also could not be reached,” alleged the patient’s husband.
“If there would have been ambulances, then my wife would have survived ” he added.
When the attending doctors were reached for their comments by this correspondent, they, however, refused to comment.