Following the incident, the students took an auto to the nearest hospital

Hyderabad ambulance allegedly refuses service to injured EFLU studentsImage: Facebook/Ajeesh Babu
news News Friday, September 16, 2016 - 07:11

An ambulance in Hyderabad reportedly refused to ferry two girls from the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), to the hospital on Tuesday.

According to reports, the girls were on their way to the university after dinner, when their vehicle skid and they were injured.

The Deccan Chronicle reported that a traffic police team nearby helped them and called for 108 ambulance. B. Ajeesh, a common friend from the university, was informed by the students about the accident and he had reached the spot by then.

Taking to Facebook after the incident, Ajeesh wrote "On 13 September 2016 , around 8 at night, two of my friends met with an accident...Telangana traffic police rushed to the scene immediately and called an ambulance. They were taken inside and the ambulance moved like 20 mts or so and then stopped when the cops left."

He went on to add:

"The attenders asked us which hospital to go to, we said Yashodha, Secunderabad as it was nearby and good, to which they said no they won't take us there, then we said Secunderabad Apollo, again they said the same, finally we asked if they could at least drop us at our university which was just 2-3 km away and again they said no, they said they won't take us anywhere and asked us to get an auto and go back home.(sic)"

When DC contacted a 108 emergency service official, he said, "The paramedic cannot force anyone to get out of the ambulance. If the students file a complaint we will take action."

 

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