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.
#WATCH Tikamgarh: Man brought dead body of mother on a motorcycle for post mortem after being allegedly denied hearse van by district hospital in Mohangarh. Upper Collector has ordered an inquiry. (7.7.18) #MadhyaPradesh pic.twitter.com/zyrjasFTVe— ANI (@ANI) July 11, 2018
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....