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Shame! GMC denies ambulance to border shelling injured
5/24/2018 11:10:09 PM
Gurdas Kumar

Early Times Report

Vijaypur, May 24: The claims of the state government of providing all kind of facilities to the injured in cross-border shelling by Pakistan has proved hollow.
An ex-serviceman, who got seriously injured in cross-border shelling at Ramgarh, Samba, was denied ambulance facility by Government Medical College Hospital Jammu despite being referred to PGI Chandigarh for advanced treatment.
Vikas Kundal of village Keso Manhasan in Ramgarh area got injured on Tuesday and was immediately shifted to CHC Ramgarh from where he was referred to GMC Jammu. But after some treatment when his condition didn't improve, he was referred to PGI Chandigarh. But when his family demanded ambulance facility to shift him to Chandigarh, their request was turned down by the hospital administration.
The angry family members accused the government particularly the Health Minister, who belongs to Samba district of deliberately ignoring the injured in border shelling.
They said they hired a private cab for shifting the injured to Chandigarh. They alleged that in PGI Chandigarh, the patient was not treated well, forcing them to shift the injured to a private hospital in Punjab.
"The Health department seems not serious in handling the injured in Pak shelling. Although government has announced free ambulance facility to the injured, all such claims have proved false and families of victims have been running from post to pillar to get medical assistance," alleged Sahil Kudal, brother of Vikas Kundal.
He lamented that no representative from government has approached them to enquire about the condition of the injured.
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