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Patient dies in ambulance, kin thrash driver for not carrying oxygen cylinder

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BENGALURU:

In another instance of a Covid patient’s kin taking out their anger on health workers, an ambulance driver was beaten up outside MS Ramaiah Hospital for not having an oxygen kit inside the ambulance.

As per sources, Ansar, 75, a resident of Thimmaiah Layout in Bharathi Nagar, had difficulty breathing, following which his family members called a private ambulance on Thursday. Yogeshwar, the ambulance driver, took the patient to MS Ramaiah Hospital but Ansar died en route. This was when the family members took out their ire on him for not having an oxygen cylinder in the vehicle.

The driver later lodged a complaint at the Sadashivanagar police station. The hospital has sent Ansar’s swab samples for Covid testing.

Sudhakar condemns attack

Condemning the assault, Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar tweeted: “Corona warrior ambulance driver assaulted At MS Ramaiah Hospital, Bengaluru. To save life, 108 ambulance driver brought the patient to the hospital but it is not appropriate to attack the driver. It is indeed sad to hear that a 75-year-old man died in the ambulance. The government is trying to reduce the death toll. Had the hospital staff admitted him sooner, he wouldn’t have died.”

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