Man carries wife’s body on shoulder as hospital denies mortuary van

Muzaffarpur: Suresh Mandal had to carry his wife’s body on his shoulders on Wednesday after the government hospital, where the patient had died during treatment, refused to provide him an ambulance or mortuary van. Mandal, a resident of Muzaffarpur, carried the body of his 30-year-old wife, Shyama Devi, wrapped in a piece of cloth, out of the hospital premises with his nephew’s help.

Shyama Devi was admitted to the hospital on 18 February. She died on Tuesday.

Appallingly Suresh was denied an ambulance despite his repeated requests. He could not even afford to hire a transportation hence he carried his wife’s body on shoulder while the hospital employees watched apathetically.

However hospital authorities deny that any request for a hearse van was made.