Denied ambulance, man carries dead body of infant niece on bicycle

Kaushambi (UP): Authorities denied facilitating ambulance to a man on Monday. An uncle to a seven-months-old niece had to carry her dead body on the bicycle when the hospital refused to provide an ambulance.

The incident occurred on Monday, FIR has been lodged against the doctor on duty as well as the ambulance driver on Tuesday. The hospital too has launched an inquiry in this regard, reports DC.

The seven-month-old was the daughter of Anant Kumar, a daily wage labourer of Malak Saddi village in Majhanpur tehsil in the district.

The girl was admitted after she started vomiting accompanied with having loose motions. After getting her admitted to the hospital, Kumar left for Allahabad to arrange money for her treatment and asked his brother-in-law, Brijmohan, to look after her.

“My niece died during treatment on Monday. Despite repeated pleas to the hospital, no vehicle was made available to carry her body. I had to borrow a bicycle and carry it for almost 10 km to reach the village,” Brijmohan told reporters.

When contacted, S K Upadhyay, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Kaushambi, said, “We have taken cognisance of the incident. An inquiry has also been initiated.Once the report of the inquiry is available, we will take stringent action against the guilty.”

In a similar incident last month, a labourer had to carry the body of his 15- year-old son on his shoulders after allegedly denied for availing a mortuary van by the doctors at a government-run hospital in Etawah.