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Lack of ambulance service in the 21-day lockdown period took the life of a 50-year old woman in Udalguri district of Assam on Wednesday afternoon.

Sources informed that the woman, who was suffering from high blood pressure, was admitted to Tangla CHC in serious condition.

After preliminary investigations as her conditions began to deteriorate, the doctors advised her family to shift her to Mangaldai Civil Hospital.

But due to the 21-day lockdown period, there was no ambulance available for the shifting purpose and the patient later died to the complications that arose due to blood pressure.

“The 108 ambulances services couldn’t be reached on time due. Moreover, due to the continuous in server connectivity, other emergency numbers also could not be reached,” alleged the patient’s husband.

“If there would have been ambulances, then my wife would have survived ” he added.

When the attending doctors were reached for their comments by this correspondent, they, however, refused to comment.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: