A 27-year-old pharmacist drowned after a ship carrying a workforce of well being division staff capsized in a river in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, officers stated on Tuesday.
The incident happened late Monday night when the employees have been returning after holding a medical camp within the distant Kosalnar village of the district situated on the opposite aspect of the Indravati river, Bijapur’s district programme supervisor (well being division) Sandip Tamrakar stated.
Well being division groups usually have to make use of boats to cross rivers and rivulets within the inside areas of Bastar division, comprising seven districts together with Dantewada and Bijapur, to offer healthcare services in distant villages.
Tamrakar, who was additionally a part of the workforce that visited Kosalnar, stated after the camp concluded, he and a physician crossed the river on a ship and returned.
Later, one other physician, two girls well being staff and a pharmacist have been crossing the river in one other boat when it capsized halfway, he stated.
The one who was rowing the boat shouted and requested its occupants to carry on to the vessel, the official stated.
Whereas three healthcare staff managed to carry on to the boat and reached to security, pharmacist Pradip Kaushik acquired swept away within the robust river present, he stated.
As the realm lies on the border of Dantewada and Bijapur districts, the close by Barsoor police station (in Dantewada) was instantly contacted.
Police later reached the spot and the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Power (NDRF) personnel began the rescue work, the official stated.
The pharmacist’s physique was fished out from the river at round 8 am on Tuesday and shifted to Dantewada for autopsy, he added.
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