Patient dies in traffic jam in DhadingRup Lal sah was on his way to Kathmandu for treatment.
Rup Lal Sah, from Rautahat, lost his life on a public bus while he was on way for treatment to Kathmandu. Sah was 35. He was accompanied by his mother, Sirjan Devi Sah, on the night bus, which was stuck on a jam at Hulakdanda in Dhankre, Dhading.
Sah was found dead on his seat at 5 am on Friday morning.
Both of Sah’s kidneys had failed before he was bound for Kathmandu. Sah had been admitted at Sumeru Hospital in Kathmandu once before.
The impenetrable traffic jam was caused after two containers had collided with each other at about midnight.
Sah had suddenly become critical at about 3 am in the morning, according to the bus driver, Bhagwan Neupane. Neupane and a few passengers went on a search for an ambulance but to no avail.
“We didn’t have enough money to take a flight; we didn’t have money to pay for an ambulance either, so a night bus was the only option for us,” Sirjan Devi said in Maithili. “But even if we had taken an ambulance, it looks like we would've been stuck in this traffic jam.”
Sah’s death was reported to the police in Mahadev Besi. A report from the public enquiry deeds has been sent to the Rautahat police.
In another instance, 60-year-old Ambar Bahadur Bhatta has been taken to Chitwan for treatment after the ambulance carrying him couldn’t weave through the jam to reach Kathmandu. Bhatta, who is from Gorkha, was critically injured after he fell from a cliff while grazing cattle.