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Nation Current Affairs 11 Jul 2018 Hospital refuses hea ...

Hospital refuses hearse van, MP man carries mother's body on bike for autopsy

Published Jul 11, 2018, 4:12 pm IST
Updated Jul 11, 2018, 5:43 pm IST
Family of the woman was allegedly refused a mortuary van by the district hospital after she died due to a snake bite.
The upper collector SK Ahirwar has ordered an enquiry into the matter. (Photo: ANI)
 The upper collector SK Ahirwar has ordered an enquiry into the matter. (Photo: ANI)

Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh): In yet another case of lack of medical facilities, a man was forced to carry the body of his mother on a motorcycle for postmortem.

The woman, identified as Kunwar Bai, died on Monday due to a snake bite. Her family then informed a district hospital in Mohangarh for a postmortem to be conducted. However, the hospital allegedly refused to send a hearse van for the deceased.


Thereafter, Kunwar Bai's son and her relatives brought her body on a motorcycle to the hospital for the postmortem to be conducted, a video of which was widely circulated on social media.



An official of the district administration has demanded an inquiry into the matter.


"I was not aware of this incident, however, I have asked for an inquiry into the matter. Those guilty will be punished," said Upper Collector of the district, SK Ahirwar.

Incidents highlighting shortfalls in medical facilities have surfaced time and again recently.

In May this year, a man was allegedly forced to carry his wife's body on his shoulder in the absence of a hearse van in Uttar Pradesh's Budaun city.

Prior to that, relatives of a native of Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal district were forced to carry his body on a motorcycle after the government hospital there refused an ambulance.


However, hospital authorities in both cases have denied the allegations. 

Location: India, Madhya Pradesh