Badaun: Incident of medical apathy continues in various parts of the country. The latest report was received from Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun where a man was seen carrying the body of his dead wife on his shoulders and pleading with tempo drivers to drop the body home as he was reportedly denied a hearse by the district hospital.
The hospital authority, however, has denied the allegations and said that the hospital has two hearse vans which are provided to anyone who asks for it.
The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has ordered an inquiry into the matter.
CMO told news agency ANI, “Got to know of it through media, it is condemnable, but we have two hearse vans, which are provided to whoever asks for it. I’ll look into it and punish those at fault.”
The incident brings back memories of Dana Majhi, a tribal man who walked over 10 kilometres with his wife’s body in Kalahandi in 2017.