Two Covid patients die at AP-TS border as police stop ambulances for verification

KURNOOL: Two Covid-19 sufferers died in ambulances because the Telangana state police stopped the autos at Pullur toll plaza on the inter-state border at  Andhra Pradesh close to right here on Friday. A severely unwell affected person has been admitted to the Normal Hospital right here after the denial of entry into TS.

The lifeless had been reportedly from Kadapa and Nandyal cities. A minimum of 60 ambulances have been returned because the midnight of Thursday, a supply mentioned.


It was a day of hope in opposition to hope at Pullur toll plaza. Ambulances carrying critically unwell sufferers had been stopped from going to Hyderabad because the cops at Jogulamba-Gadwal strictly carried out the TS Chief Secretary’s orders which laid down entry norms like producing an e-pass and prior hospital mattress affirmation for the patients-in transit.

Nevertheless, Kurnool SP  Kaginelli Fakkeerappa mentioned nobody died whereas ready on the border checkpoint. “In all, 14 ambulances acquired struck out right here, of which six had been with sufferers and eight empty. 4 sufferers had been shifted again to varied hospitals in Kurnool and they’re steady.”


He mentioned, “This info is genuine because it was verified from all sources.”

After the TS Excessive Court docket issuing a keep of operation of the TS Chief Secretary’s orders effecting curbs on ambulances, the Jogulamba-Gadwal SP Ranjan Ratan Kumar mentioned the established order continues on the Pullur toll plaza. “Now we have not obtained any order to ease the circulation of ambulances.”

The SP who visited the toll plaza earlier within the day requested the police manning the border checkpoint to be totally vigilant and never enable any ambulances. When requested the SP as to why there was a strict vigil on sufferers visiting Hyderabad, he disconnected the decision.


It was chaos on the Pullur toll plaza on Friday as TS police stopped ambulances.

The Gadwal police scrutinised ambulances for paperwork. A minimum of 60 ambulances have been despatched again from midnight of Thursday until Friday afternoon. It’s mentioned two critically unwell sufferers on oxygen assist in ambulances died on the toll plaza as they had been stored ready for permission to cross the border. Yet another critically unwell affected person, denied permission, was admitted in Kurnool GGH.

Kurnool MLA MA Hafeez Khan requested the border police to permit sufferers to proceed. The cops, in flip, cited the CS order. Jogulamba Gadwal district SP Ranjan Rathan Kumar visited the toll plaza and reviewed the scenario.


Hafeez Khan acquired to know within the morning that dozens of ambulances had been stranded on the Pullur toll plaza. He rushed to the place and located sufferers in various levels of seriousness on the look forward to entry to TS. He managed to ship two ambulances to Hyderabad based mostly on the extraordinarily critical nature of the situation.

In the meantime, TD Kurnool unit president Somisetty Venkateswarlu and BJP district president P Rama Swamy reached the toll plaza and entered Telangana aspect and began a avenue protest. Demanding that the TS police enable all ambulances to go by means of, they mentioned the restrictions should be withdrawn instantly.


The TS police drove them again to Andhra Pradesh’s aspect. “You agitate from Andhra’s aspect solely. Not right here,” cops advised them. YSRCMLAs Katasani Rambhupal Reddy and Arthur additionally reached the spot however did not persuade the cops to chill out their stand.

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