108 arrives on time, doors fail to open

Hyderabad: A man who suffered a cardiac arrest died on Tuesday when he was unable to receive medical attention on time.

Anand, 65, a carpenter in Almasguda was travelling in the MMTS local train coming from Hitech city. He suddenly suffered shortness of breath due to a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. The other passengers in the train immediately called the 108 ambulance, police, and his family members.

The 108 ambulance, arrived on time, but the back doors were stuck and did not open for four to five minutes.

Confirming this Chaderghat police official said, “The ambulance was on time, but the back doors did not open. However, the paramedics and eye witness said that Anand died before the arrival of the ambulance.”

Ravi, a paramedic with the ambulance said, “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,” reported a news channel.

According to the statement of the eye witness to media channels, medical students who came to know about the incident also tried to perform Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, an emergency procedure to pump the heart.

Mazhar, an eye witness, has requested Telangana state chief minister K. Chandrashekar Rao to look into the issue of the ambulance doors failing to function despite it reaching on time.

Anand’s relative Prabhakar collected the body. No complaint was registered.

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