Bhopal/Mumbai: In Madhya Pradesh, because of the alleged negligence of a doctor, a labourer lost his life, while in Maharashtra, four labourers, who were on their way to their villages in Rajasthan on foot, were knocked down by a truck.
In the first incident, a labourer who was ill was left unattended by a doctor attached to ambulance service in Madhya Pradesh's Datia district, leading to his death at a bus stand, a health official said on Saturday.
According to eye-witnesses, Shanu Kushwaha (35), who worked as a labourer in Gwalior, apparently took ill as nationwide lockdown to contain coronavirus kicked in. He was left by unidentified persons at Bhaguvapura bus stand, and when somebody spotted him in helpless condition, the 108 ambulance service was alerted.
An ambulance with a doctor reached the spot, but the doctor, allegedly only examined him and left him at the same spot, without shifting him to a government hospital. He died on March 26.
Taking a serious view of the incident, Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Dr SN Udaipuria submitted a memorandum to Datia collector Rohit Singh, blaming the doctor and ambulance coordinator for negligence which led to Kushwaha's death.
"The post-mortem report revealed that Kushwaha was seriously sick and there was problem with his liver and kidney. He died because of heart failure," Dr Udaipuria said.
In another heartrending incident, four labourers were killed on the spot while three were grievously injured when they were knocked down by a truck in Virar on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway around 3 am on Saturday. The Virar police have seized the truck but the driver managed to flee, said police officer Ranjitsinh Pardeshi of Mandvi police check post.
According to the police, a group of seven labourers were on their way to their villages in Rajasthan on foot when the Gujarat police turned them away on Friday night at Bhilad (Gujarat-Maharashtra border) and the group decided to return to their shanties in Vasai.
The police have been able to identify two of the deceased as one Kalpesh Joshi (32) and Mayank Bhatt (34) while the identity of others is yet to be ascertained. Of the three admitted to hospital, the condition of one is serious, police said.
The seven were among thousands of daily wage labourers who were rendered jobless by the 21-day lockdown imposed across the country to check the spread of coronavirus.
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