Woman dies due to delay in shifting to DH Poonch: Family

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A protest was today held here after a woman died allegedly due to delay in her shifting from SDH Mandi to District Hospital Poonch.
The family members of the deceased woman blocked the main road of the Poonch Mandi town and staged dharna which was joined by the locals of the area.  
The locals said that Bebo Bi wife of Muhammad Ali of Palera village of Mandi, fell from a ridge and was injured after which she was rushed to SDH Mandi.
“The doctors at SDH Mandi referred her to Poonch District Hospital and asked the ambulance driver to shift her. But the family members of the women had some argument with the driver as a result of which the driver was reluctant to shift her,” the locals alleged.
“The patient was later shifted in a hired private vehicle,” the protesting people said adding that patient died on way to Poonch hospital due to delay in shifting.
The protest lasted for two hours and people denied to lift the dharna unless action is taken.
Soon Tehsildar Mandi and DySP HQrs Poonch reached on spot and pacified the situation and the ambulance driver was placed under suspension. 

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