Malkangiri, Feb 6: Locals in Tagabeda village under Khairput block of Malkangiri district were forced to carry a 35-year-old man for six km on a cot to a spot from where she boarded an ambulance to the nearest hospital on Saturday.
According to reports, one Hadi Sisa of the village has been suffering for a prolonged disease since a long time. He fell sick in the morning, following which the locals called an ambulance.
However, in the absence of road, the ambulance could not reach the village and stopped six km away. Finding no other options, Hadi’s family members carried him on a cot and covered a distance of six kilometres to reach near the ambulance.
The villagers then carried himon a cot and crossed a hilly road to reach the main road from where he was rushed to the hospital.
Notably, poor road connectivity has been forcing people living in remote areas to go through these problems in Odisha. Visuals of patients being carried to the hospital like this are surfacing at social quite frequently.