Kupwara, Mar 18: Days after a woman from Keran in Kupwara died after her family alleged that they were refused a chopper by the administration to ferry her to hospital, another woman is battling for her life after she too was “refused” to be ferried to the hospital.
According to KNS Correspondent Fayaz Hamid, Mehbooba daughter of Bashirullah Khan was admitted in Keran health centre and was referred to District hospital Kupwara. But the family had to carry her on wooden cart as no vehicle could ply on snowbound Keran road. The road connectivity to Keran is shut from the last two months due to snow, locals said.
The family of the patient told KNS that the administration refused to give chopper to them, and 40 persons in turn carried her for 30 kilometers on wooden bed to a nearest road from where they carried her in a vehicle to Kupwara hospital.
The family said that they contacted the local officials in Keran for Chopper, but they didn’t help.
The family accused the administration of ill-treating the people of Keran sector.
All attempts to approach Deputy Commissioner Kupwara over phone for a comment failed. (KNS)