Families across India are forced to carry their dead on whatever they could find due to poor hearse services from hospitals. Within 24 hours two incidents, one in Odisha and other in Uttar Pradesh, have been reported.
Video of a man carrying his 7-month-old niece’s dead body on bicycle after his plea for an ambulance went unheard is going viral.
According to PTI, family said that they had waited there for two-and-a-half hours for a vehicle. The hospital had not provided one. An inquiry has been ordered into the incident.
In Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh, a seven-month-old girl who died after being taken to the district hospital, was carried home by her uncle on a bicycle after his plea for an ambulance went unheard. Poonam, the child of a daily wage labourer, Anant Kumar, had been taken to the hospital yesterday.
The child’s uncle, Brijmohan, said, “The driver of the hearse van asked for money that we did not have. So I brought her back in a cycle.
Vivek Kumar Kesarwani, the doctor who was on duty at the time, said after the child died, he had asked the family to call up the hearse service. “After a while I saw the driver and asked him to take the people home. I don’t know what happened after that,” he said.
The hospital said they have ordered an inquiry and a police case has been filed.
Few days ago family has force to carry cope on rickshaw as ambulance was denied from hospital in UP, a similar incident were reported yesterday when a man along with his wife carried brother’s body on foot.
IOI COmment : UP government is taking steps to provide ambulance for cows, but people are suffering. we are not against private ambulance for cow or ny animal, but government should also work on provided ambulance for humans.
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Source : NDTV