Telangana police continue to turn away ambulances at the state border

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The State Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party, S. Vishnu Vardhan Reddy, condemned the act of the Telangana police

Telangana police continued to refuse all ambulances from the Panchalingala checkpoint in Kurnool, on the Andhra Pradesh-Telangana border, despite a shout on the matter on Monday.

The situation has not improved in any way and the police have asked one of the hospitals in Telangana, including the Hyderabad hospital, to confirm the admission. Dozens of patients heading to Hyderabad for treatment other than COVID19 have had to return home or find another alternative hospital in Andhra Pradesh to receive treatment.

At the Panchalingala check post, when patients arrived from various locations in the Kadapa, Kurnool and Anantapur districts, they were asked to provide an “RT-PCR negative certificate” and a confirmed admission date. Police personnel said all of the hospitals in Telangana were full and could no longer accept Andhra Pradesh.

The Secretary of State of the Bharatiya Janata Party, S. Vishnu Vardhan Reddy, condemned the act of the Telangana police and said The Hindu that it was every human being’s basic human right to be treated anywhere in the country. Party state official Duddukunta Venkateswara Reddy said there were no official instructions to the police to stop the ambulances and it was surprising that other vehicles were allowed, but not the ambulances with patients.

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