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Patient dies in ambulance as police deny passage over ‘security’ in Punjab

FIROZWALA: A 60-year-old patient died in an ambulance when he was denied access to the hospital in Firozwala Tehsil due to security blockades erected by the police, ARY News reported Sunday.

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An elderly man, whose identity could not be ascertained, suffered a cardiac arrest in Firozwala, an administrative subdivision of Sheikhupura. He was being taken to hospital in ambulance via G.T. Road when police stopped them and denied a passage, citing security measures.

The family of the patient tried to persuade the policemen to seek a passageway to hospital, but in vain. The family tried to move towards hospital through different alleys, but they were also blocked by the police.

Resultantly, the patient died on the way. The ambulance was stuck near Imamia Colony. ARY News correspondent reported that similar kind of situation had developed for all the patients who are not being allowed to get it to the hospital under a security measure adopted by the Punjab police in different parts of the province.

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