Calcutta  /  Published 31.07.20

Private ambulances spring ‘help’ trap

Several private ambulance operators are now allegedly asking patients’ families whether the patient needs help to board the vehicle. If yes, they are rejecting the requests for an ambulance or a...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.07.20

Ambulance: duo to help patients

The health department has said an ambulance must always have a person who, along with the driver, must help a patient board the vehicle. The message was conveyed to the agency that runs ambulances wh...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 28.07.20

Driver quizzed about death

A committee probing the death of Madhab Narayan Dutta, a suspected Covid patient who had collapsed while trying to board an ambulance at Bongaon Sub-divisional Hospital and died unattended on Saturday...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 28.07.20

Ambulance driver and kin fight, patient dies

A 46-year-old man died in Odisha on Monday after his relatives and the ambulance driver engaged in an alleged brawl that killed precious time to shift him to hospital. Manoj Praharaj, a resident of B...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Calcutta  /  Published 26.07.20

Ambulances are making a killing

Ambulance services in Calcutta and adjoining areas have turned too expensive, making it difficult for relatives of Covid-19 patients to shift them to hospitals during an emergency. Private operators ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 02.01.19

Book on ‘ambulance’ dada

A journalist-turned-social entrepreneur has started working on the biography of a tea garden worker who tuned his two-wheeler into an “ambulance” to hospitalise patients in remote areas of the Doo...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

North East  /  Published 30.04.20

Ambulance driver tests positive for Covid-19

An ambulance driver, who recently travelled from Chennai to Tripura to drop five stranded persons on April 20, has tested positive with Covid-19 on Wednesday, law minister Ratan Lal Nath said here on ...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

West Bengal  /  Published 29.04.20

Call of duty keeps Selina at the wheel

Lockdown may have sent the vehicles off the roads, but Selina Begum hasn’t stopped driving. The 30-year-old woman from Dakshin Hemtabad, a small village in Hemtabad block and around 20km from here, ...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.20

Migrants ferried to Assam border in ambulances

A group of migrant workers who had been walking to Assam from Siliguri was provided with ambulances to reach the border by medical officials of Alipurduar 1 block on Monday night.Bhaskar Sen, the bloc...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

North East  /  Published 19.09.18

Ambulance strike hits red tape tangle

Guwahati: The 108 and 102 ambulance staff, who declared a temporary withdrawal of their strike and resumption of services from Wednesday morning, were not allowed to do so by the GVK-EMRI management, ...


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