In the absence of roads and bridges, patient first ferried to hospital in a country boat, then carried in wooden makeshift stretcher

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In the absence of roads and bridges, patient first ferried to hospital in a country boat, then carried in wooden makeshift stretcher

June 12 (NL Web Desk): Patients living in various Brahmaputra sandbar islands (locally known as chars) are forced to undertake shocking modes of transport to healthcare institutions in the absence of concrete roads and bridges.
In another shocking incident, a patient from a riverine sandbar island in Barpeta — heavily strapped after undergoing a surgery — was first carried on a country boat and then carried in a wooden plank designed to serve as a stretcher before finally driven to a hospital in Nagarbera in a car.
“We face a lot of trouble in taking patients to hospitals. Look at the ordeal this man has been forced to undergo. We want roads and bridges,” an attendant of the patient said.
A person carrying his brother’s body on a bicycle in Majuli had made news headlines across the country, highlighting poor road connectivity, particularly across rivers, in the State.

By | 2017-06-12T13:14:19+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Regional, Top news|0 Comments

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