Man forced to walk with daughter’s dead body as ambulance leaves them midway

Malkangiri (Odisha) [India], Sept.3 : Days after the case of Dana Majhi walking with the dead body of his wife came to the fore, another incident of medical negligence from Odisha's Malkangiri district has been reported where a man had to walk six kilometres carrying his seven-year-old daughter's body as the ambulance transporting them allegedly left them midway.

As per reports, seven-year old girl Barsha Khemudu, was being carried to a hospital in a 108 ambulance from Mathili to Malkangiri.

However, the child died on the way in Nayakguda, where the ambulance driver allegedly left him and his parents.

As no other vehicle was available, Barsha's parents walked up to Puspali village. Meanwhile, District Collector K Sudarshan Chakraborty has ordered a probe into the incident. "It was irresponsibility on the part of the driver to leave the dead child mid way. We have registered a criminal case against the driver for negligence. A probe into the incident will be carried out by the CDMO," he said. Dana Majhi had to walk about 10 kilometres from Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district along with his teenage daughter on August 24 carrying his wife's body on his shoulders after allegedly being denied a hearse by Kalahandi district hospital.

Source: ANI