Shame! Government ambulance demands Rs 2700 from firing victim

The lives of border residents of Jammu, Poonch and Rajouri, who face death everyday, is seemingly less valuable to them. The border residents of the state are under constant threat of life because of cross border firing from Pakistan.

After one such incident, a little girl was injured in Mendhar sector Jammu. Because of her critical condition, she was first referred to District Hospital Rajouri and then to Jammu. The driver of the ambulance carrying her demanded Rs 2700 for refilling petrol from her father before leaving for Jammu. The poor father could not fulfill the demand and hence borrowed money from others.

The Superintendent of the district hospital, first tried to shelter the driver but eventually ordered an investigation into the matter. He has also assured to reimburse the father. Here is the news according to a video by Punjab Kesari Jammu Kashmir.

Soon after reports of the allegations appeared in some sections of social media, deputy commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary directed the ADDC to enquire into the matter.

Rahila’s husband Mohammed Naseeb Khan was on duty when the incident happened.

Poonch DC gives interim relief

Poonch deputy commissioner (DC) Tariq Ahmad Zargar handed over Rs 10,000 as interim relief and promised for extending every possible support to the family in this hour of grief. He also directed the revenue officers to immediately process the case of victims for further relief.

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