Bodies of accident victims carried in load carrier

They also questioned the approach of authorities in Reasi district and also demanded action into the matter.

Sumit Bhargav
Rajouri, Publish Date: Sep 25 2017 1:32AM | Updated Date: Sep 25 2017 1:32AM
Bodies of accident victims carried in load carrierFile Photo

People from Budhal area of Rajouri district have demanded strict action against health department officers of Reasi district and also sought intervention of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti over ailing healthcare in far flung areas after bodies of two civilians from Budhal, who died in a road accident in Chassana Reasi, were brought back in a goods carrier due to unavailability of ambulance. 

Locals of the area informed that a tempo accident took place at Gulabpora  village on Chassana (Reasi) to Budhal (Rajouri) road this afternoon in which two person hailing from Phalni village of Budhal died on the spot while another local from the same village was injured who was shifted to Budhal hospital and then taken to Rajouri district hospital in critical condition.

"Even after two hours of accident, health department officials from Reasi failed to provide any ambulance for lifting the bodies from accident site to the native village of deceased," Chairman Budhal United Front and Youth leader Budhal, Farooq Inqlabi said.

Other locals of the area, besides Farooq Inqbali, added that after losing hope of getting ambulance to move bodies of victims, locals managed a goods carrier, and loaded bodies in the vehicle and were brought to their native village in Phalni of Buidhal.  

"Its height of carelessness and worst state of affairs where we don't even get ambulance after accidents " locals said. 

They also questioned the approach of authorities in Reasi district and also demanded action into the matter.

" Even after seven decades of independence, we can't get ambulance to remove bodies of accident victims which is unfortunate " they said.  

Locals from Budhal also sought personal intervention of Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir towards deteriorating state of affairs in health department in far flung areas like Mahore sub division and said that concerned ministers or senior officers of department hardly bother to visit such areas to take stock of ground situation which is a major reason of such state.  

Meanwhile district administration Rajouri informed that no ambulance service was sought from them by authorities in Mahore sub division as accident site falls in their jurisdiction but Rajouri health department provided best possible care as well as ambulance service to injured who was brought to PHC Budhal for treatment.

The Medical Officer PHC Budhal informed that first aid was provided to the injured  and later he was shifted to Rajouri hospital in an ambulance.

Deputy Commissioner Reasi P Swamy has communicated to district administration Rajouri that action will be initiated  against BMO Mahore for failing to provide ambulance for shifting dead bodies and injured persons.