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Sans Ambulance Service, Body Carried On Motorcycle In Odisha

Gajapati: Even the dead deserves dignity but it seems the administrative officials in Odisha are yet to wake up and put their acts together to ensure that people do not have to suffer.

This was evident after the family members of one Govind Bhuyian of Hatibadi village in Gajapati district had to carry his body from Paralakhemundi hospital on a motorcycle after they reportedly failed to get any ambulance.

According to reports, Govind was initially admitted to Raygad Community Healthcare Centre (CHC) and shifted to Paralakhemundi hospital after his condition deteriorated. However, he was declared dead by the doctors here.

The family members alleged that without making necessary arrangments for an ambulace, the doctor at the hospital asked them to make arrangements to carry the body.

Though the family members tried to book an autorickshaw, they had to drop the idea after its driver allegedly demanded Rs 3,500 to cover a distance of 3 kms. With no other option left, they decided to carry the body home on a motorcycle.

“With no ambulance at the hospital and autodriver’s exorbitant charge, we first carried the body on shoulders and later on a motorcycle,” said brother of the deceased.

Meanwhile, the hospital authorities could not be contacted over the allegations.

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