Rajasthan Man Takes Injured Son To Hospital's 3rd Floor On E-Scooter

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An advocate created a sensation at a government hospital here on Thursday when he brought his 15-year-old son with a fractured leg to the orthopaedic ward on the third floor of the building on his e-scooter.

The reason was that there were no wheelchairs around.

Manoj Jain said that upon reaching the hospital, he asked for a wheelchair from staffers Mukesh and Sukhlal, but they said it was not available. He claimed that he got permission from the duo to take his scooter to the ward.

However, on their way back, the father-son duo was stopped by ward in-charge Devkinandan, who took away the scooter’s key. The advocate then created a ruckus against the alleged mismanagement of the hospital administration and the unavailability of wheelchairs.

The incident took place at MBS Hospital, which is the largest hospital in Kota Division.

Police said both sides decided not to file any complaints, and the matter was resolved through dialogue.

According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred at around 1.30 pm when Jain, dressed in a black coat, rode towards an elevator on an e-scooter with his son riding pillion.

He exited the lift on the third floor and rode around the ward, leaving patients, visitors, hospital staff, and doctors bewildered, they said.

Several others too demanded that they should also be allowed to bring their loved ones to the ward on a two-wheeler, leading to a commotion.

As tempers flared, the hospital checkpoint police rushed to the spot and calmed things down.

Meanwhile, Devkinandan admitted that there is a shortage of wheelchairs at the ward, which is visited by around 3,000 patients daily, and assured that the issue would be resolved soon.

Hospital deputy superintendent Karnesh Goyal, who also reached the spot, said the supply of wheelchairs from the government is awaited and sought donations from people to buy wheelchairs.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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