Dumped By Ambulance, Man Left To Die On Road

The Logical Indian

March 25th, 2016 / 5:34 PM

Image Courtesy: odishasuntimes

Humanity needs help
Apathy has soared to such an extent that a migrant worker from Odisha district had to breathe his last after being dumped by his employers under a tree while seriously ill and left unattended for more than 12 hours. According to the reports, the deceased — Dambaru Madhi — belonged to Sindabeda village in Malkangiri district of Odisha.  He had moved to Karimnagar in Telangana to work as a labour in a granite mine. The situation took a turn when he fell sick while working.


No mercy for the poor
Though his employer initially admitted him to a local hospital. But, not willing to spend further they sent the patient back to his native in a very critical state. According to one hospital employee, Madhi was admitted to the hospital, but after they told the employer about the expense, in about 2 hours, they took him away. He was en route his  home in an ambulance but the people in the ambulance dumped him under a tree around 2pm near Padmapur Market around —  15 km away from his village. He was unable to walk because the intravenous fluid was still connected to his body. He kept lying under tree unattended by anyone around and waited for death until next morning. No one from the local administration came forward to help him either as it was the occasion of Holi. Later Odisha Government ordered a probe into the matter and announced a small compensation to his kin.


Migrant worker’s woes
Migrant labour issues have always been a matter of concern in Orissa. Over 2 million people migrate out of Odisha in search of work every year. Unequal distribution of lands, deforestation, lack of rainfall does not support good agricultural possibilities in Odisha and that is why more and more people moved to other states to work. Again these workers have to work in miserable conditions with late working hours, inadequate shelter, poor nutrition and sanitation, unclean drinking water. All these lead to severe illnesses among the workers like cholera and viral fever. Also, there are reports of exploitation and tortures among the workers.


The Logical Indian vehemently is appalled by the inhuman act of dumping a patient unattended. We urge everyone to show empathy to people who are battling to stay alive. Let us restore faith in humanity through the act of kindness to all.  We urge the state government to take necessary steps to solve this problem of migrating labours in Odisha.


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

‘No Road, No Vote’ Movement Paves Way For A New Road In A Remote Arunachal Pradesh Village

Lord Ganesha Bengaluru Traffic Police Helmet

Lord Ganesha Descends From Heaven On Bengaluru Road To Teach Lessons On Road Safety

Dehradun: Man Carried His Brother’s Body After Hospital denied Ambulance

Aadhaar Card

Maharashtra: Thousands Of Aadhaar Cards Found Dumped In A Well

Potatoes Dumped Outside Yogi Adityanath’s Residence, Cops Track 10,000 Phones

Government to Undertake Extreme Road Safety Measures From 2019 to Prevent Road Accidents

Latest on The Logical Indian

Get Inspired

[Watch] “Show Me Your Strength By Lifting Somebody Up”: Obama Busts Myths Around Masculinity

News

ICICI-Videocon Case: CBI Issues Look Out Notice Against Chanda Kochhar, In Case She Tries To Leave The Country

Exclusive

In The Age Of Big Data: Karnataka’s Helavaru Community Preserves Ancestral Bloodline One Family At A Time

Get Inspired

Suit Yourself On The Runway: This Group Of Transgenders From Kolkata Are Tailoring Their Own Clothes

News

Week After Pulwama Attack, Home Ministry Approves Free Air Travel For Paramilitary Forces In Jammu & Kashmir

News

Public Sector Banks Write Off Loans Worth Rs 41,000 Crore; SBI Writes Off Rs 10,000 Crore Loan

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.