Kangan: Non-availability of ambulance driver led to death of young man and sparked strong protests in Kangan area of center Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
Shouting slogans against the hospital authorities, the protesting people demanded stern action against the erring driver and concerned persons on the duty. According to protesters 22-year old Zahoor Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Salam Dar resident of Chatargul Kangan led Fajar Prayers as per routine at a local Masjid. They said after offering prayers when he was on way to his home in the locality he slipped in to a drain and fell unconscious. Zahoor was brought immediately to PHC Chatargul but there was no driver available at Health Center to ferry him to Sub district Hospital for special treatment. The driver of the hospital ambulance was not on duty and had gone to somewhere without informing anybody, relatives of the deceased said.
When contacted Shabir Ahmad Awan, BMO Kangan told Kashmir Reader that the deceased has expired before taken to Chhatergul health centre. He said the complaint is being Verified about absence of ambulance driver.