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Ambulance Leaving Deceased Midway: FIR Against 4 Employees Lodged

Malkangiri: Chief district medical officer (CDMO) of Malkangiri has lodged complaint against four persons with police in a case in which an ambulance driver on Friday abandoned the body of a seven-year-old girl on the road.

CDMO Dr Uday Shankar Mishra on Saturday filed the complaint against the four for dereliction of duty.

Ambulance driver allegedly left the body of Barsha Khemudu, daughter of Dinabandhu Khemudu of Pushapalli village under Khairaput block, midway at Nayakguda.

The names of the persons featured in the FIR were cluster coordinator Sunil Kumar Bhanja of 108-ambulance service, Dhruba Khara, a driver of 108-ambulance of Khairaput, ambulance pharmacist Raghumani Sahoo and attendant Kiran Rao.

On Saturday, the district collector visited the village of the deceased girl and enquired about the incident.

It may be noted that Barsha was admitted to Mathili community health centre (CHC) on Friday morning following severe stomach pain and fever. However, the CHC doctor referred the case to the district headquarters hospital as she was in a critical state.

The girl’s condition further deteriorated when she was being taken to the district hospital in an ambulance. The family stopped over at Pandripani PHC to bring improvement in her condition. However, a doctor at the PHC declared her dead.

It was alleged the ambulance driver dumped the body at Nayakguda and left the place.

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