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On snow clogged road, Karnah residents carry patient on shoulders to reach hospital

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Waris Fayaz

Kupwara, Jan 17 : As Karnah remained cut off after fresh snowfall, the locals here on Tuesday carried a patient to hospital on their shoulders as the roads have not been cleared in the village yet, thereby pushing the people to the wall.

A 2:30 minute video clip went viral on social media platforms in which the locals could be seen carrying a patient on their shoulders for several kilometres to reach the hospital.

The news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) has learnt that a male patient from Murchana Relaya area of Karnah area of Karnah was suffering from severe pain and was carried on shoulders all the way to reach the hospital as the area continue to remain cut off since the last eight days.

“These incidents illustrate how authorities have failed to provide basic facilities to people in remote areas,” a local in a video clip could be heard saying. “We have been carrying the patient on shoulder since 8 AM,” they said.

It took nearly 3-4 hours to reach the Sub District Hospital Karnah, the locals said, adding that people who are in need of medical emergencies have no other option than carrying the patient on their shoulders to reach the hospital.

Meanwhile, the locals urged authorities to clear the roads so that the people here could heave a sigh of relief—(KNO)

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