Patrika mag team ‘s recent sting operation on AMBULANCE facility exposed the ground reality of medical FELICITIES and services. one of our team members, disguised as patient’s relative asked the ambulance driver to transport patient to dausa ( dausa is approx 38.9 km away from Jaipur). what happen next is shocking :
place – sms hospital, jaipur
reporter: will you take a patient to dausa ?
ambulance driver: yes, the fair will be rs 1300
reporter: do you have oxygen CYLINDER in the ambulance ambulance driver: you will get oxygen cylinder but for that you will have to pay 700 rs extra
reporter: ok, but is there oxygen cylinder in the ambulance ambulance driver: no, but will get it from a pvt hospital
(as per rules: according to rto rates the fair should be rs 900 and the rent for oxygen cylinder is rs 300/day)