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.