Tribal woman’s body taken to home in trolley-rickshaw

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Jajpur: Barely within a month of Dana Majhi carrying his wife’s body on shoulders from Kalahandi hospital due to denial of a hearse van to him, family members of a tribal woman, who died at the Jajpur District Headquarters hospital while undergoing treatment, took the body in a trolley-rickshaw to her village due to unavailability of an ambulance on Saturday.

As a hearse van was not provided by the hospital authorities to the family members of the deceased, identified as Pana Sirka of Ankula area, following her death, the body was taken in the trolley-rickshaw.

The family members could have arranged an ambulance on their own to take the body had they had money to arrange an ambulance.

The Jajpur incident reignited the memories of the onlookers regarding Dana Majhi carrying wife’s body in Kalahandi.

Notably, last month, the State government had launched the ‘Mahaprayan’ scheme according to which family members of a deceased can get vehicles to carry the body of their near and dear ones died at a hospital to their homes by paying a token amount.

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