Vijayapura: ‘108’ ambulance breakdown – Snake bitten boy loses life

Daijiworld Media Network- Vijayapura

Vijayapura, Jul 16: The ambulance which should have helped to save the life of a snake bitten boy could not come to his rescue as it had a breakdown. The boy’s breath could not wait for an hour when the mechanic repaired the ambulance.

Ganesha Nayka (10) is the boy deceased. He is from Kokatanuru in Sindagi taluk.

After a snake bit Ganesha, he was taken to the taluk hospital in Sindagi. But he could not get proper medicine and treatment there. It was decided then to shift him to a private hospital at Alamela. It was discovered that the ‘108’ ambulance was not in a condition to move due to breakdown. A mechanic was called who took time to arrive. But by the time he repaired the ambulance, the boy had breathed his last.

Ironically the same ambulance transported the dead body of the deceased boy to his house.