Malkangiri: In yet another incident of ambulance failure, a patient was once again carried on cot for about four kilometres as the 108 ambulance service failed to reach a village in the tribal-dominated Malkangiri district. The incident was reported from Gajiaguda village under Khairaput block of Malkangiri where Laxman Pangi was carried on a cot by his family for nearly 3 kms.
According to source, Pangi turned critical owing to his illness this morning following which his family members informed the ambulance service.
Due to non-motorable road, neither ambulance nor any other vehicle could reach the village. With no other option, the family rushed Laxman to Maithili hospital in a cot.
Though the road construction work has been undertaken in the village, the project is incomplete due to the callous attitude of the contractor and district administration.
Local residents allege that the district administration is also not paying any attention for the development of infrastructure in the region.
As a water channel also flows near the village, people are facing numerous problems in communication.