In yet another shocking case of apathy that has cropped up in India, an emergency line operator told a caller that the ambulance is not going to fly to reach him but will take time.
The caller, who happened to be a judge in Haryana, was not only shocked by what he heard but even lodged a complaint against the operator considering the gravity of the situation.
The caller Sandeep Singh is Additional Section Judge in CBI court of Panchkula district. He recently had witnessed and accident in Haryana and stepped forward to help the four people that had gotten injured.
He dialled the emergency 102 number for an ambulance but initially was not able to connect.
After repeated attempts, when the call finally went through he got was such an irresponsible reply that he decided to take the injured to the hospital all by himself.
Unfortunately, one of the four injured succumbed to his injuries on the way and died even before they reached the hospital.
The judge said that he had waited at the accident site for a while before calling again to ask where the ambulance had reached, but someone from the ambulance control room said:
“Ambulance udh kar nahi ayegi, aaram se aayegi”(the ambulance will not fly and come, it will take time).
Following the complaint, an investigation has been launched into the matter.