Again Odisha: Unable To Afford A Funeral Van, Man Carries 5-Yr-Old Daughter’s Dead Body For 15km

The Logical Indian Odisha

January 10th, 2017 / 10:32 AM

Man Carries Dead Daughter

Source: Newslions

In a shocking reminder of Dana Majhi’s ordeal in Odisha, another report came to light when a villager named Gati Dhibar, of Pechamundi village, from eastern Odisha’s Angul district, had to walk 15 kilometres carrying his dead daughter on his shoulders after failing to get free hearse service.

Reports state that his five-year-old daughter died at Palalahada Community Health Centre in Angul district. This reminds us of the incident of Dana Manjhi carrying the corpse of his wife on his shoulders in Odisha’s Kalahandi due to his inability to afford conveyance.

There has been a gradual improvement in the health of Odisha’s population in the last few years, but such heart-wrenching incidents make us question if there has been a change. These incidents make us question Odisha government’s healthcare facilities for the poor people.

In Odisha’s State Budget for 2015–2016, Finance Minister of Odisha, Pradip Kumar Amat, presented the budget for Healthcare Sector with a plan outlay of Rs 3,855 crore. There does not seem to be any marked change for the people even though such a huge budget has been allocated.

Speaking about this incident, district collector Anil Kumar Samal told Newslions that an explanation had been sought from the sub-divisional medical officer. He said, “Following dead body carrying incident in Palalahada, the sub-collector visited the spot and spoke to the family members of the deceased. By the report, security guard and junior hospital manager have been suspended. We shall ensure nothing undignified happens with any dead body,” Samal added.

The Logical Indian requests the concerned authorities to take proper and stern action against people looking to make a profit from someone’s death and over someone’s grief.


Also Read: No Money To Get A Vehicle, Tribal Man Walks 10 KM Carrying Wife’s Body On His Shoulder

                


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