On cycle for 10 km, UP man carries body of 7-month-old

“Despite repeated pleas to the hospital, no vehicle was made available to carry her body. I had to borrow a bicycle,” ek Kesarwani declared her dead on arrival," Brij Mohan said

Written by AVANEESH MISHRA | Lucknow | Updated: June 14, 2017 4:03 am
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A MAN had to carry the body of his seven-month-old niece, who was allegedly brought dead to the Kaushambi District Hospital on Monday, for 10 km on a bicycle to his village as his plea for an ambulance fell on deaf ears. Following the incident, an FIR was lodged against an ambulance driver and a doctor of the hospital for allegedly denying Brijmohan a vehicle to take the body to Malak Sadi village in Sirathu tehsil. The hospital has launched an inquiry while the District Magistrate has also ordered a probe, PTI reported. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Surendra Kumar Upadhyay said the child, Poonam, was brought to the hospital on Monday for treatment of diarrhoea. After check-up, Dr Vivek Kesarwani declared her dead on arrival.

However, PTI reported that the family claimed that Poonam was admitted to the hospital two days ago after she started vomiting, accompanied by loose motion. Poonam’s father Anant Kumar — a daily wage labourer — then left for Allahabad to arrange for money for her treatment, asking Brijmohan to look after her.

“Despite repeated pleas to the hospital, no vehicle was made available to carry her body. I had to borrow a bicycle,” PTI quoted Brijmohan. “The driver (of the ambulance) asked for money, saying that there is no fuel in the ambulance and they needed to pay for it,” the CMO said. However, Chief Medical Superintendent Dr Deepak Singh denied that money was demanded from the family.

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    basit nazir
    Jun 15, 2017 at 3:50 am
    Its horrible. we stanis are facing same problems. India as a whole is better than us. But i would like to criticize the ill mentality of both the nations. whats done is done. let us fight against poverty, injustice and tyranny. In the name of humanity and love let us bestowed the blessings of once called the sparrow of gold and share it with each other as sharing is happiness. But Alas! these are just the dreams of a dreaded person drowning in himself.
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    Rahul Meena
    Jun 14, 2017 at 8:24 am
    Well too bad the kid wasn't a cow. it's his fault obviously.
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    Jun 14, 2017 at 5:11 am
    Under Modi India Shining.
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    Jun 14, 2017 at 5:09 am
    this country is a hole,its health system is rotten,the only wealthy peoples in this country belongs to politics,police, and the public which preaches feku ,they are dreaming to be superpower my foot