In Chhattisgarh’s Balrampur, a 45-year-old lady with coronavirus signs died on the street after the police allegedly refused to heed her husband’s pleas to allow them to cross the district border even when the person confirmed them prescriptions and a hospital slip. The police mentioned they’ve acquired a grievance within the matter, however refuted the declare.
The Balrampur district collector Rambir Sharma has additionally ordered an inquiry clarifying that one doesn’t want permission to cross district borders for medical emergencies.
The girl, Bihani Devi, had been affected by excessive fever, cough and chilly for every week. Her husband, Ramadhar Panika, had employed a automobile for the 100km journey to the Ambikapur District Hospital, however the couple was stopped on the Balrampur-Surajpur district border checkpoint and instructed to return.
The girl died throughout the subsequent 30 minutes, simply 10 km from her village Gaina in Balrampur.
“The motive force of the employed automobile compelled me to get out with the physique. I instructed him I’d pay further to take us to the village however he refused,” Mr Panika instructed The Press Reporter, including that he needed to rent a tractor for the commute and waited together with his spouse’s physique by the aspect of the street for an hour.
Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kukreja verified that there’s a checkpoint on the Balrampur-Surajpur district border as a result of the district was beneath lockdown and 4 containment zones have been created after some circumstances of coronavirus surfaced.
“Police personnel and officers of the well being and the administration are posted on the examine level. The medical officer current on the checkpoint mentioned no such case was reported… If the lady was unwell, the well being division officers may have examined her; the couple may have proven them the prescriptions. We’re investigating the matter. If anybody is discovered responsible we are going to take strict motion towards them,” he mentioned.
A nasal swab was collected from the physique to examine if the lady had contracted COVID-19.