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Now Odisha Family carries girl’s dead body on stretcher

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Kandhamal(Odisha), June 15: The Central Health Ministry is either unaware of the critical situation or unheeded with the extreme apathy that is being witnessed in many states of the country.

Day by day, a fresh incident come to the fore where a man carries the dead body on the shoulder, some on a bicycle and even some on the garbage dump.

Yet again, a family had to carry a dead body of a girl on n stretcher after hospital did not provide an ambulance in Odisha.

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 The family who was unable to get an ambulance fo the teenager girl who was brought dead to district headquarters hospital in Odisha then took the body in a wheeled stretcher in a procession.

However, after they reached the district police headquarters, about a kilometre from the hospital, the Kandhamal district administration provide a vehicle.

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 The sub-divisional police officer of Phulbani, S N Murmu, informed that the girl hailing from Benangpaju village had drowned while taking bath and was brought to the hospital early in the morning.

After the doctors declared the girl “brought dead”, her kins and other concerned villagers had asked the hospital authorities to provide an ambulance to take away the body.

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Guna Nidhi Bhuyan, the father of the girl, said, “We waited for over two and a half hours for the hearse to arrive.”

After waiting fro two and a half hours for the hearse, the distressed family decided to carry the body on their own.

However, after taking a cognizance on the matter, Collector of Kandhamal Brunda D has ordered an inquiry into the incident and asked for the report within the next 48 hours.

Earlier on Wednesday, a pregnant lady was denied ambulance in Uttar Pradesh community health centre in Saharanpur.

 

 Wefornews Bureau

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