U.P. labourer forced to carry son’s body

first_imgA labourer was forced to carry the body of his 15-year-old son on his shoulders after he was allegedly denied help by the doctors at a government hospital here on Monday.The incident brought back memories of Odisha’s Dana Majhi, who was was allegedly denied a hearse by a hospital and carried his wife’s body on his back last year.In a video which has gone viral on the social and electronic media, 45-year-old Udayveer says doctors at the Etawah government hospital did not treat his son Pushpendra and turned him away. “My son had a pain in his legs. The doctors spared only a few minutes for my child and said ‘take him away, there is no life in the boy’,” a weeping Udayveer told reporters here. He said the doctors did not offer the services of a hearse or an ambulance, which are to be provided free of charge. “No one told me that I was entitled to an ambulance to take my son’s body back,” the grieving father said.‘Brought dead’Chief Medical Officer of Etawah, Rajeev Yadav, however, said the boy was brought dead to the hospital. “I am told that the doctors were busy with a accident case and so they could not ask him [Udayveer] if he needed transport. There will be action… it is no doubt a blot on the reputation of this hospital.”In August last year, the nation was shocked by the image of Odisha farmer Majhi walking with his wife’s body because there was no hearse available at the hospital. His young daughter, tears streaming down her face, had walked with him. Carried on two-wheelerIn another incident in Bengaluru, a man carried the body of his three-year-old son on a two-wheeler from a government hospital to his home. The boy was knocked down by a vehicle on Sunday. He was declared “brought dead” at the Anekal government hospital, police said.The hospital, however, denied any “insensitivity” on its part. It said the parents of the boy had taken the body without the mandatory autopsy.last_img

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