Denied hearse, man brings body home on a trolley

A man had to bring back the body of his 70-year-old sister on a trolley after health staff at Rashgobindpur community health centre (CHC) refused him provision of a hearse.

Published: 30th July 2017 03:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2017 11:04 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BARIPADA: A man had to bring back the body of his 70-year-old sister on a trolley after health staff at Rashgobindpur community health centre (CHC) refused him provision of a hearse.  Allhadi Marandi was residing with her brother Madhu Marandi at Ambadiha village under Sarumula panchayat. As Allhadi was suffering from fever, Madhu and some other villagers brought her to the CHC for treatment on Saturday morning.

She died while undergoing treatment. Madhu alleged when he asked for a hearse to carry the body back home, the treating doctor told him that the facility was not available in the CHC. He then arranged for a trolley in which, Madhu brought the body to his house that is located 3 km away from the health centre. Subash Chandra Nayak, the in-charge doctor of the CHC, however, denied the allegation. He said Madhu took away the body  without informing anyone or collecting the discharge certificate.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp