Odisha: Just after a week, when Dana Majhi incident came into light, another such incident has been reported from Odisha, where a man was forced to walk approximately 6 kilometres carrying his daughter’s body, as the ambulance carrying the girl allegedly refuse to transport them after coming to know that the girl had died.
The family was on their way to Malkangiri district hospital for the daughter, Barsha Khemudu’s treatment, but on the midway the girl took her last breath. The family was in an ambulance and was taking the daughter to Malkangiri district hospital from Mithali hospital, due to deterioration in her health condition.
“The driver asked us to get down from the ambulance as soon as he came to know about the girl’s death on the way,” Dinabandhu Khemudu, the girl’s father, said.
The locals, who saw Khemudu and his wife carrying their daughter’s body, inquired about the matter and then informed and contacted the local Block Development Officer (BDO), medical authorities in order to get another ambulance arranged.
Chief district medical officer, Uday Shankar Mishra, who has termed the act as “inhuman”, has been asked to probe into the matter.
It was very unfortunate when a week ago, on August 24, Dana Majhi, along with his teenage daughter had to walk around 12 km after allegedly being denied an ambulance by Kalahandi district hospital.
First Published | 2 September 2016 10:14 PM