The friction, an official said, is over “change in work ethic” since BVG took over in 2016. CATS has also attached the letter it sent to the police commissioner and SHOs of Saket, Uttam Nagar and Najafgarh police stations (where three FIRs have been filed).
The first responders to any medical emergency, the capital’s 265 CATS ambulances are in a bad shape, with 60 vehicles unfit for use and over 100 outdated. Kaunain Sheriff M tracks the fleet for five days to uncover the many problems — from lack of medical equipment to faulty technology.
The Rajasthan government's ambulance service employees have been shunning work since Monday to press for their 15-point demand, including the salary hike, which, they say, has been denied year after year for the last five years.
The incident happened when Mukherjee was going to Kanidighi, about 25 km from the MDI helipad in Murshidabad, to inaugurate a school, officials said. After some time, officials in the tail car, the last car in the 20-vehicle cavalcade, heard the siren of an ambulance.
Family members of 44-year-old Ram Asrey were forced to carry his body on a rickshaw for post-mortem after health officials allegedly refused to provide an ambulance. The body was recovered from a railway track on July 8 near Atra Railway Station.
The Government Railway Police (GRP) had called few hospitals for ambulance service but no one was ready to carry the corpse to the hospital. Following which the relatives had to carry the body to the city hospital in rickshaw for postmortem.