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IPS Officer Tweets With Receipt of Ambulance Bill Charging Rs 10,000 For 4KMs In Delhi

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A shocking post on social media that particularly brings in the focus on the ambulance service providers in the national capital. The ambulance assistance in Delhi charges Rs 10,000 for a 4km trip to carry critical Covid patients to healthcare facilities.

Social Media on other hand is witnessing how much the frontline workers including doctors and nurses have gone of their way to help the public in difficult times. The second wave of Covid pandemic has also seen several others taking advantage of the situation where medical facilities are overburdened with states facing an acute shortage of ambulance services and medical supplies. The motivating stories of doctors and nurses on how they are leaving all other thoughts behind just to serve people battling for lives have brought cheers, here comes a few cases like this that have shaken our beliefs in humanity.

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The recent viral posts on social media bring the centre on the ambulance service providers in the national capital where an ambulance service imposed Rs 10,000 for a 4km trip to carry critical Covid patients to healthcare facilities. Seriously? Where are the moral values? The ambulance service providers in Delhi is allegedly forcing the distressed citizens to subscribe to their unlawful demands.

The latest tweet that has gone viral,  was done by IPS officer Arun Bothra, who shared a receipt given by DK Ambulance Service for payment of Rs 10,000 to take a patient from Pitampura to Fortis Hospital, a 4km distance. The officer said posted the receipt saying that the “world is watching our moral values.” Bothra’s tweet showing overtaxed ambulance fees garnered over 27,000 tweets and over 61,000 likes.

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Now, Delhiites are asking the Delhi government to decrease the per-kilometre rate that ambulances, as is being done in states such as Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. Even in normal times, the cost of ambulance use in Delhi is Rs 500 for the first 5km and then Rs 50-60/km.

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