Kaushambi: In a most dreadful incident which might opens the knot of Uttar Pradesh health facilities and related services. The uncle of a seven-month-old girl had to carry her dead body on a bicycle as the district hospital refused to provide him ambulance.

The incident reminded of Dana Majhi, a poor tribal from Odisha who had to walk over 10 km carrying his dead wife on shoulder.

Taking note of the incident, which took place on Monday, the authorities on Tuesday registered a FIR against the doctor on duty and the driver of the ambulance.

The hospital too has launched an inquiry in this regard.

Seven-month-old Poonam, the daughter of Anant Kumar, a daily wage labourer of Malak Saddi village in Majhanpur tehsil in the district, was admitted to the hospital two days ago after she started vomiting, accompanied by loose motion.

After getting her admitted to the hospital, Kumar left for Allahabad to arrange money for her treatment asking his brother-in-law, Brijmohan, to look after her.

"My niece died during treatment yesterday. 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.

 

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