Rajasthan: Ambulance runs out of fuel, patient dies

In a tragic incident, an ambulance ran out of fuel in Rajasthan’s Banswara district and the patient died on Saturday.

Meanwhile, into the incident probe has been initiated by the Banswara Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Dr. BP Varma.

Talking about the incident State Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Pratap Khachariyawas said the government will take strict action against the responsible person.

Moreover, the incident came to light when the video went viral which showed getting the patient to the hospital on time his relatives were pushing the ambulance.

“We came to know about the incident and have initiated the inquiry into it. We will meet the victim’s relatives and find out if there was any negligence,” CMHO Varma said.

However, the ambulance was privately owned on which CMHO Varma said the blame lies on the ambulance owner, not on the state healthcare system.

Furthermore, Minister Khachariyawas said, “Our govt gives free treatment to patients in private hospitals. However, if a private ambulance runs out of fuel and the patient dies, the blame lies with the management of the ambulance service and not the healthcare system. We will act strictly against those responsible.”

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