Pallahara: In another instance which is reminiscent of the Dana Majhi episode in Odisha, a man in Pallahara of Angul district reportedly carried the dead body of his 5-year old daughter to house.
As per allegations, Gati Dhibar of Pechamundi village carried his daughter’s body on his shoulders from Pallahara hospital to his village. According to Gati, he sought help from hospital authorities to carry the body as his village was 15 kms away but to no avail.
“My daughter was suffering from fever and we had brought her to the hospital where she was declared dead. But as the hospital authorities denied us any help, we are carrying her back,” Gati told media persons.
On the other hand, the SDMO has denied of having information on any such incident stating that the government has issued no directions regarding making provisions of carrying dead bodies from hospital.
“We have not received any notice from the government regarding the Mahaprayan Yojana. We have only read in newspapers. We have not been provided any vehicle for the implementation of the scheme. I am coming to know about today’s incident from you (OTV),” said Pallahara SDMO, PC Mohanty.
Notably, the Odisha government had announced the Mahaprayan Yojana following the Dana Majhi case.
Meanwhile, acting on the incident the Angul Collector today suspended the Junior Hospital Manager, Ritanjali Swain and dismissed security guard Nirakar Nayak from his service. The collector took the action on the basis of the report of the sub-Collector.