No Ambulance, Odisha Hospital Workers Break Woman’s Body At Hip To Carry It

Two days after the image of a distraught man carrying the body of his dead wife for 12kms in Odisha shocked and perplexed the entire nation, another horrifying incident that exposes the lack of medical facilities in the state has come into public’s view.

Because of the non-availability of an ambulance, the hospital workers in Balasore had to break the body of an old woman who was run over by a goods train in order to fold it into a bundle and carry it for three kilometers.

The woman, Salamani Behera, 80, had died after she was run over by a goods train near Soro railway station on Wednesday morning. The Soro Community Health Centre (CHC) was handed her body and the Government Railway Policy (GRP) personnel reached the CHC 12 hours after the information was given to him.

Her son, Rabindra Barik, was shocked at the way his mother’s body was treated. Even Odisha Human Rights Commission took notice of the incident and issued a notice to the Inspector General, GRP and Balasore District Collector, asking them to order a probe and submit the report in four weeks.

“They carried my mother in a broken condition. I am helpless to do anything. I pray to the authorities for justice,” said the woman’s son Rabindra Barik to financialexpress

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