Andhra villagers carry ailing youth for 12 km to reach ambulance

In a case highlighting lack of adequate infrastructure and connectivity, locals of Daraparti Panchayat of Vizianagaram district carried a sick youth for about 12 kilometres in a makeshift stretcher to take him to an ambulance. The locals were forced to carry the youth for 12 kilometres on a makeshift stretcher as no ambulance could reach their location. Jarata Nagaraju, who hails from Dungada tribal hamlet in Daraparti panchayat of Vizianagaram district, was suffering from jaundice for few days.