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12:00 AM, July 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:59 PM, July 18, 2019

Phulbari Health Complex

Lone ambulance vandalised

Failing to avail ambulance service for transferring a seriously injured patient to another hospital, aggrieved relatives of the patient vandalised the lone ambulance of Phulbari Upazila Health Complex on Wednesday night.   

The incident took place around 8:30pm on Wednesday when the driver of the ambulance was away and the vehicle was parked on the health complex premises.

Mohammad Mizan, 28, from Madilahat village in Phulbari upazila, was brought to the medical facility along with two others, who sustained injuries in a head-on collision between two motorbikes in Bhagalpur Bazar area in the upazila earlier in the evening, said police.

The other two accident victims are Siddiqur Rahman, 55, and his wife Kamrunessa Parul, 40, hailing from the same village in the upazila.

When doctors asked Mizan’s relatives to urgently transfer him to M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital, they requested the ambulance driver over phone to help them transfer the patient.

The relatives of the patient became upset after the driver refused to entertain their repeated requests and they vandalised the vehicle before leaving the health complex with their patient.    

Contacted, Enayetullah Nasim, a doctor at the health complex, said the windshield and window glasses of the ambulance were damaged. 

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