An ambulance is rushing a critically ill patient to the hospital at Masab Tank on Saturday. At the same time, the traffic police stopped the traffic in the wake of the Home Minister going in the opposite direction as a part of the protocol. They were headed to participate in the inauguration of the new building of Chandrayangutta police station.
As a result, the ambulance got stuck in a traffic jam. The medical staff in the ambulance, who felt that the situation would become dangerous if the patient was not treated on time, got down and asked the traffic staff on duty to allow them to proceed to the hospital. The police, however, did not agree.
They replied recklessly to the medical staff and even ordered them to stop the ambulance siren. The other stranded vehicle owners have become serious about the police for their negligence. Finally, the police relented and made way for the ambulance to Virinchi Hospital. Hyderabad Traffic Police, later, issued a clarification saying that they facilitated the movement to Virinchi Hospital as soon as they were informed about the emergency. The video about the incident has gone viral on social media and suggests otherwise.
After video of ambulance stuck in traffic, as vehicular movement was stopped by traffic police at Masab tank and were cleared only after medicos from ambulance intervened and spoke to the traffic personnel on field, went viral on social media platforms in Hyderabad on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/DjuKHjld6S
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