Teagarden labour dies due to unavailability of Ambulance


Jalpaiguri: A labour of the teagarden died on Wednesday nisght. It is alleged that as there was no ambulance to take him to the local hospital, he had lost the battle with death. The incident happened at the Redbank Tea garden at Banerhat area of Jalpaiguri on Wednesday night.

The deceased was named as Ashino Saba. Since, last one week he was treated by the government medical team at the garden.

After the patient’s condition deteriorated he was referred to the government hospital by the team. The patient’s family accused that the ambulance was not provided to them and they were directed to meet the Dhupguri VDO. The poverty ridden family was unable to contact the VDO and Sabar died at his home on Wednesday night.

Although the District Health department claimed that free ambulance service will be provided to tea worker, but no steps were taken in the Ashino Sabar case.