Coronavirus lockdown: 75-year-old injured woman forced to walk 23 km after hospital authority allegedly refused to help her:

Guwahati, April 19: A 75-year-old injured woman was forced to walk about 23 km after the authorities of a government-run hospital and local police had allegedly refused to help the lady amid the Coronavirus lockdown.

This incident happened in Assam’s Jorhat district, where 75-year-old Kadami Googi and her daughter-in-law hailing from Sivasagar district were forced to walk 23 kms from Jorhat Medical College Hospital on the way to their home.

According to the reports, the older lady was referred to Jorhat Medical College Hospital by the doctor from Sivasagar after she suffered an elbow injury.

The lady and her daughter-in-law had reached Jorhat Medical College Hospital from Sivasagar by traveling in a 108 ambulance.

But the hospital authorities had allegedly refused to let her stay in the government-run hospital after quick check-up.

The daughter-in-law of the older lady said that, the local police had also refused to help them.

“She (older lady) fell from the bed and suffered an elbow injury and immediately admitted her at Sivasagar civil hospital and the doctors referred her to Jorhat Medical College Hospital in a 108 ambulance. After reaching at Jorhat Medical College Hospital, the doctors conducted some examinations and x-ray and told us to leave the hospital. We had no option and went to a nearby police station to seek help. But they (police) also refused to help us. Later, we had decided to walk from there to reach our home,” the daughter-in-law of the 75-year-old lady said.

Later, some locals of the Kakojan area in Jorhat district – located about 23 km away from Jorhat Medical College Hospital, found the injured lady and arranged a vehicle for them to Sivasagar.