Boudh, Mar 7: In what indicates lack of development in remote areas in Odisha, a patient was carried on a cot for one-and-a-half km in a village in Boudh district in absence of a motorable road on Saturday.
According to information, Pravakar Kanhar of Bijamari village under Ambajhari gram panchayat developed paralysis in his limbs on Saturday afternoon. Soon, his family members called for a 108 Ambulance. Though the ambulance came on time, it could not move to patient’s house due to lack of a motorable road and stopped at a place, which is 1.5 km away from Bijamari. In view of serious condition of the patient, ambulance employees, Pharmacist Krushna Chandra Sahoo, driver Bashistha Naik and attendant Badal Behera carried him on a cot to the Ambulance.
Though unhappy at the administration for not constructing a road to the village, locals appreciated the Ambulance employees for being dutiful and helping a serious patient in taking to hospital.