Residents  carrying a patient wrapped in poly tarp on a day of heavy rainfall at Thapa Dhura, Ringtong, a small village located about 2 km from Sonada in Darjeeling district
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Darjeeling hills: This is how patients are ‘carried’ to hospitals

In the absence of proper roads and basic medical facilities, life’s a daily struggle for residents in the hill districts of West Bengal

A patient being carried by residents of Pochok Gitdabling in Kalimpong district
A patient being carried by residents of Pochok Gitdabling in Kalimpong district
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A man carrying a pregnant lady to the hospital in Jungpana tea estate in Kurseong sub-division of Darjeeling district
A man carrying a pregnant lady to the hospital in Jungpana tea estate in Kurseong sub-division of Darjeeling district
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Residents carrying a patient wrapped in poly tarp on a day of heavy rainfall at Thapa Dhura, located about 2 km from Sonada in Darjeeling district
Residents carrying a patient wrapped in poly tarp on a day of heavy rainfall at Thapa Dhura, located about 2 km from Sonada in Darjeeling district
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