Minister Vijay Shah pushing an ambulance vehicle before flag off in Harsud on Wednesday
Minister Vijay Shah pushing an ambulance vehicle before flag off in Harsud on Wednesday

Harsud (Madhya Pradesh): Forest minister Vijay Shah had to face embarrassment in his home constituency on Wednesday evening, when he reached a function to flag off an ambulance service, but he had to push it, instead.

Infuriated, the minister returned the ambulance to the health department and instructed them to provide a new ambulance vehicle. Notably, Vijay Shah is also in-charge minister of Khandwa district for Covid-19 treatment.

Sources said that Shah had asked the chief medical and health officer (CMHO), Khandwa to provide an ambulance vehicle for his home constituency.

On Wednesday, he attended a sub-divisional level crises management group meeting, where district collector Anay Dwivedi and CMHO DS Chouhan were also present. After the meeting, Shah was informed that he was to flag off two ambulances including one for his home constituency.

When Shah reached to flag off the ambulances, he got upset on seeing an old ambulance vehicle. He was convinced that the new vehicle will be provided soon.

Minister Vijay Shah  pushing an ambulance vehicle before flag off in Harsud on Wednesday
Minister Vijay Shah pushing an ambulance vehicle before flag off in Harsud on Wednesday

He later agreed to flag off, but the ambulance vehicle didn't start because of some technical snags. Infuriated Shah along with his staff members pushed the vehicle to get it started, but it didn’t.

Later, Shah instructed collector and CMHO to provide a new ambulance vehicle as soon as possible for his home constituency.

A video of the entire incident went viral on social media on Thursday. In the video, an upset Shah could be heard saying that he didn't want a scrapped ambulance vehicle for his home constituency.

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