Another shocking incident has come to light in Odisha, A man forced to carry his seven-year-old daughter’s body after the ambulance allegedly dropped them midway. The ambulance driver forced a couple to get down from the vehicle after their daughter died on way to the hospital. The couple had asked the driver to drop them at their village in Malkangiri district, which he refused.
The deceased, identified as Barsha Khemudu of Ghusapalli in Malkangiri died while being taken along with parents in the Ambulance from the Mathili hospital from where the girl child was referred to the Malkangiri district hospital following deterioration in her health condition, According to Indian Express report. Dinabandhu Khemudu, the girl’s father said, “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.”
Malkangiri (Odisha): Shocking apathy of ambulance driver, drops child patient midway upon learning of child's death pic.twitter.com/JmRIPlYKht
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After walking for nearly two kms, some villagers noticed the couple carrying their daughter’s body, inquired about the matter and then informed and contacted the local Block Development Officer (BDO) and medical authorities to get an ambulance to carry the body of the child to his village.
The ambulance driver had allegedly asked the girl’s parents to get down after coming to know that the girl has died on the way to Malkangiri district hospital.
Malkangiri district collector K Sudarshan Chakravarthy asked the chief district medical officer Uday Shankar Mishra to investigate the matter. Mishra has filed an FIR at Malkangiri police station against the driver. A pharmacist and an attendant who were in the ambulance were also charged.
The shocking incident comes after a man carried his wife’s dead body for 10 kilometers while trying to reach a hospital in Odisha’s Kalahandi.
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