Monday, August 19, 2019
News

Odisha: Relatives carry body of family member on a sling after hospital denies transportation

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Kalahandi (Odisha) | July 19, 2019 12:41:37 PM IST
Tribals here had to carry the body of their relative who died during treatment at an NGO-run hospital in Gunupur village in Kalahandi district of Odisha in a sling made of cloth after authorities denied to provide a hearse van.

Nigidi Majhi, who was admitted to the hospital on Monday, died after a brief bout of fever.

According to family of the deceased, they asked NGO officials for a van but medical officers told them that they do not run van on Mondays.

The family made a video of the entire episode on mobile phone.

"A private organisation had taken in that patient at 9 am but he died by 1:45 pm. They searched for a vehicle to carry the body back to their village but did not get one. In our hospital we have a hearse van for Junagarh, Kalampur and Thuamul Rampur," Dr Avinash, Medical officer at Thuamul Rampur government hospital, told ANI.

The family was denied the van despite the state government's Mahaprayana scheme that offers free service for transportation of dead bodies from hospitals. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Triple talaq 'un-Islamic', not supported...
Telangana government neck-deep in corrup...
Telangana: Around 60 prominent TDP leade...
Yediyurappa awaits Shah's nod to expand ...
Malnutrition bigger threat than Maoists:...
Leh's Magnetic Hill: Myth or Real?...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Over 20 killed in oil tanker explos... 
US condemns 'barbaric' terror attac... 
Ashes: Australia cling on to draw d... 
Pak government presents first anniv... 
Despite bill on triple talaq women ... 
UN chief condemns bomb attack on we... 
UN appeals for more help to allevia... 
C'garh couple accuses nurse of medi...