Block Medical Officer (BMO), Kishtwar, Wednesday submitted a reply to an explanation order served by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), on the alleged misuse of ambulance.
Pertinently, a video had gone viral on social media onTuesday, wherein an ambulance was seen being loaded with furniture in Kishtwar.
In his reply, the BMO said, “The department lacks any othervehicle to transport hospital goods. This is why the same ambulance was deputedthree times to Doda for fetching medicine supply of District Store Kishtwar insummer season of 2018 on the direction of CMO.”
He further said, “The ambulance had gone to drop a patientat DH Kishtwar. After transporting the patient, while the ambulance was comingback from DH Kishtwar to office, the furniture owner requested to lift 2cupboards meant for the hospital as he was facing a tough time due tounavailability of space. As a result, the ambulance was loaded with thefurniture.”