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Jalpaiguri Hospital: Impossible to provide ‘free ambulance service’ without paying extra, says driverNews WAALI

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Jalpaiguri Hospital: Meanwhile, the hospital authorities today held a meeting to resolve the ambulance issue. Remember that in today’s meeting, many decisions have been taken regarding the leave of patients.

Jalpaiguri: Despite the passage of 48 hours, the problem of ambulance in Jalpai Mor and Child Hub has not been resolved. Even on that day, expectant mothers had to fight to get free ambulance service. The picture of the last two days continued on Tuesday. On that day, it was seen that pregnant mothers were waiting for a long time with their babies in their arms to get the free government ambulance. The information goes to the Chief Health Officer. It was through his intervention that some patients finally got a free ambulance.

Then the hospital management held a meeting to solve the ambulance problem. Remember that in today’s meeting, many decisions have been taken regarding the leave of patients. But the news is that the leg is not completely cut. It is learned that the meeting will be held again on Wednesday.

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About the incident, an ambulance driver named Chatto Rai said that since 2011, we have been paying the bill of the health department at the rate of 8 rupees per kilometer. But it appears that the cost of delivery to the destination, and the money paid in the bill, does not cover our expenses. We have talked about increasing the per kilometer bill many times. But it is not resolved yet. Therefore, it is not possible for us to provide the service unless passengers pay extra.

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Regarding the incident, Jalpaiguri Medical College Vice-Principal Dr. Kalyan Khan said, “We are committed to providing all kinds of services to the patients. We have met with the ambulance and other services to keep the patients in the ward till the arrival of the ambulance.” The decision was taken. We will meet again tomorrow.” Referring to the statement of the ambulance driver, he said, “I have not received any written proposal regarding their additional fare. If found, the matter will be reported to the higher authorities.

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