Bihar is dealing with the fury of the floods as a result of recent severe rainfall and flooding in numerous South Bihar districts. Amid such a situation, a video of people carrying the patient in a makeshift boat is going viral on social media. The incident is reported from Bihar’s Bhagalpur district.
The patient, identified as Gangamandal, was severely ill. Coming to the rescue, people in a flood-affected village in Bhagalpur made a makeshift boat using tin boxes and waded through knee-deep water to take him to the hospital.
According to the village head, Gangamandal was initially rushed to a camp and was given primary treatment, and was later taken to the hospital. He further said that the villagers built the boat in the absence of any other facility. The village head also said they don’t have a proper boat and often face difficulties in getting rations.
In a similar incident, a video of a husband taking his pregnant wife to the hospital on a push-cart due to the non-availability of the ambulance in Madhya Pradesh is also doing rounds on the internet.
This is not the first time people made a makeshift boat to carry a person to the hospital in Bihar. Earlier in 2020, the people of Darbhanga built a makeshift boat with wooden planks and rubber tyres to carry an eight-month-old pregnant woman to the hospital
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department issued a yellow alert over the state for the next three days to urge locals to be updated about the inclement weather.