Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024


With the seizure of 19 ambulances stationed outdoors the Institute of Medical Sciences in Saifai, a serious ambulance rip-off has come to gentle.

Saifai sub-divisional Justice of the Peace Sudhanshu Srivastava mentioned that the administration was recurrently receiving complaints from varied quarters about non-public ambulances, whose drivers would mislead the sufferers after which take them to personal hospitals for therapy.

The non-public hospital operators used to extort enormous quantities within the title of therapy and in lieu pay fee to the ambulance drivers, he mentioned.

“All these ambulances do not meet the norms. A fine of around Rs 2, 55, 000 has also been imposed, ” he mentioned.

Saifai sub-divisional Justice of the Peace Sudhanshu Srivastava, further regional transport officer Brajesh Yadav and tehsildar Javed Ansari collectively performed the drive and took the impounded ambulances to the Saifai police station for additional motion on Sunday.

“We are trying to ascertain the owners of the seized private ambulances, besides their association with private hospitals. Seized vehicles included ambulances with registration numbers from Agra, Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh, ” the SDM added.

According to stories, a gaggle of keen ambulance drivers would wait outdoors the Saifai hospital and inquire about affected person’s sickness from their attendants.

They would then rant about poor services and schools on the hospital — even mentioning just a few fictional instances that went horridly incorrect — after which providing them a free journey to a “friendly” non-public hospital the place they might be fleeced.

After medical college officers acquired scores of such complaints, they took up the matter with the district authorities.

The difficulty was additionally vital because the Saifai medical college receives instances from a number of districts in western Uttar Prdaesh in addition to neighbouring Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

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