Garhwa: The 108 ambulance service brought for patients in Jharkhand has become a patient itself. Lack of proper maintenance, the ambulance which has become a junk, is not giving convenience rather dilemma to the people. The latest scene has come out from Garhwa district where preparations were on to send a serious patient for treatment to RIMS in Ranchi, but as soon as the girl child was put in this 108 ambulance of Jharkhand government in critical condition, the ambulance didn’t start. The people and relatives made effort to start the ambulance by pushing, but unlike this the ambulance did not start. After this incident, people have started questioning the health system of the state.

The matter is of Garhwa Sadar Hospital where 6-year-old daughter of Ramna Madwaniya resident of Garhwa was undergoing treatment, but in view of the critical condition of the girl, doctors referred her to RIMS of Ranchi for better treatment. After this, 108 ambulances were called from Sadar Hospital to send the girl to RIMS. But, the mess of health department was exposed when the ambulance did not start as soon as the patient arrived on the ambulance, after which the girl was sent to Ranchi after arranging an ambulance from Meral.

On this matter, District Civil Surgeon Dr Kamlesh Kumar Ambulance has questioned the status of the ambulance. He has ordered an inquiry into the technical fault in the ambulance and all 108 ambulances engaged in service.