Ambulance halt controversy, DC Bla records statements

KL Report

SRINAGAR

A day after the government ordered an inquiry into the ambulance halt controversy, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla who heads the enquiry recorded the statement of the ambulance driver.

“I will also record the statements of the persons who were present at the place where the ambulance was halted and will also question the police personnel present on the spot,” DC Baramulla told KNS.

He further stated that the he has recorded the statements of the attendants of the patient and also of the driver Fayaz Ahmad.

According to the KNS correspondent, DC Baramulla also sought the detailed records of the patient Abdul Rahman Dar and the doctor is also likely to be questioned who has referred him to SKMIS from the district hospital Handwara.

The reports further mentioned that the details of the vehicle and that the medical superintendent will also be asked to furnish details.

The divisional commissioner Kashmir Shalindera Kumar Thursday had ordered a time bound inquiry into the ambulance halt controversy which allegedly took away life of a Handwara patient on December 10.

“I have ordered inquiry headed by deputy commissioner Baramulla. The DC Baramulla has been asked to submit his report within two days,” Mr Kumar had informed KNS on phone.

Pertinently, a patient suffering from serious cardiac ailment passed away at SKIMS allegedly due to inordinate delay created by mobile magistrate North Kashmir on December 9.

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