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Video of Iraq patient transported on tricycle goes viral on social media

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In an unusual scene, a patient being transported on a small tricycle along with supplemental oxygen has reportedly took place in Iraq, a viral video on social media has shown.

Internet users widely shared the footage showing a man from the governorate of Al-Basra transporting an ill person using a three-wheeled motorized vehicle.

Oxygen supplements can also be seen hanging to support the patient, the footage appears to show.

The scene took Twitter users by surprise, with many of them criticizing the absent role of the Health Ministry, and accusing it of failing in its role to provide ambulances to transport patients.

Some users questioned the dire health situation in the governorate of al-Basra, considered one of the wealthiest cities in the country.

“How can negligence by medical staff reach such levels in Iraq’s richest governorate, al-Basra?” a tweep wrote.