‘The door was stuck for a few minutes, but by the time we tried to give him emergency care, patient was already dead,’ a paramedic said.
Hyderabad: A patient lost his life in Hyderabad after the door of the ambulance got stuck. He was suspected to have suffered a cardiac arrest and needed emergency care.
A carpender, named Anand, was travelling on the MMTS train from Hitech City in Hyderabad during which he suffered a heart attack and collapsed. Other passengers on the train reacted quickly and called his family members and the 108 ambulance service along with the police, reported NDTV.
As soon as the train arrived at Malakpet station, a co-passenger Syed Mazhar and his friends quickly carried Anand from the train towards the waiting ambulance. However, the door of the ambulance was stuck for nearly 10 minutes, eyewitnesses at the scene said.
By the time the door was pried open by people around and Anand was shifted inside the vehicle, the patient was suspected to have died.
"It is true that the door was stuck for a few minutes, but by the time we tried to give him emergency care, the patient was already dead," said Ravi, a paramedic with the ambulance.
Mazhar, the man who tried sincerely to save Anand's life, said the ambulance had arrived on time and the paramedic staff tried their best, but expressed his qualms on the vehicle's maintenance.
"All of us tried to help the patient. We were massaging his hands and legs. Medical students who came by also tried to pump his chest to ensure heartbeat continues. But if the vehicle is going to be poorly maintained and emergency injections needed in such situations is not available, the purpose is defeated. I appeal to the Chief Minister to look into this," Mazhar said, according to NDTV.