Coronavirus Outbreak: Critically-ill man from Kerala's Kasargod dies after police stop ambulance from entering Karnataka

Kasaragod: A 49-year-old critically ill patient died on Tuesday after Karnataka police allegedly denied permission to allow his ambulance to cross the border at Thalpadi on the Kasaragod-Mangaluru national highway, police said.

 Coronavirus Outbreak: Critically-ill man from Keralas Kasargod dies after police stop ambulance from entering Karnataka

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According to police, Sekhar of  near Kasargod died of cardiac arrest. He was being taken to Mangaluru for follow-up treatment.

Critically ill patients from Kasaragod have since long being thronging the multi-speciality and high-tech hospitals in the neighbouring state as it is closer than the facilities in the neighbouring districts of Kerala. Four seriously ill patients have died since Karnataka closed the borders following the lockdown.

A pregnant woman was delivered of a baby in the ambulance as its entry was blocked at Thalapadi.

Updated Date: Mar 31, 2020 16:08:04 IST



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