Transported in Garbage Trucks in Surat, Gujurat. In a shocking incident when
COVID cases are rising, the public is left shocked to see the apathy and
negligence of the Municipal Administration of Surat in handling medical
Surat Municipal Administration is facing shortage of ventilators. Fearing rises
in COVID cases, the administration was gearing up to reserve ventilators. They
sent request to Valsad Civil Hospital to
dispatch for extras. As Valsad had transportation
issue, SMA sent garbage
trucks to Valsad Civil Hospital to collect 20
ventilators. Videos of ventilators being transported in the vehicles, shot by some
local residents in Valsad are circulating on social media.
Surat Municipal Commissioner B N Pani said, “We have come across an incident wherein ventilators were brought in such vehicles and even proper packing was not done. We have ordered the health department to give an explanation”.