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Kullu: With no proper roads, patients carried on makeshift stretcher

Kullu: Almost eighty percent population of Banjar area of Kullu lives in inaccessible locations and are deprived of basic facilities. Several villages of Banjar's Teerthan valley are devoid of roads and the hospitals are without doctors.

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Due to lack of roads in remote villages, sick patients doesn't get treatment at right time and dies even before reaching the hospitals. Many patients in critical condition are carried in handmade wooden stretcher till main road and then taken to hospital.

Despite of free ambulance services started by state govt for pregnant women, here women are dependent on other villagers to carry them on shoulders.

Many similar cases have been reported in Nohanda Panchayat also.

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The above picture is of a woman living in Shalinga village, who is in her labour pain, being carried by villagers in a wooden stretcher to reach the hospital.

Locals of valley have asked the state government to improve the miserable condition and take required action for the development.



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