Nilagiri: In yet another shameful incident, a father had to carry dead body of his minor son on a trolley from Nilagiri hospital in Balasore district today after he was unable to get a vehicle under the Mahaprayan scheme.
According to sources, six-year-old Krishna, the son of Tunaram Singh, had been rushed to the hospital today morning after being bitten by a poisonous snake where doctors declared him brought dead.
The Mahaprayan scheme, for taking a body from the hospital to the house of the deceased, proved a failure in case of Tunaram.
Talking to Reporter, Tunaram said, “I took my son on a trolley to the hospital by paying Rs 500 and brought him back after post-mortem on the same trolley. There is only Janani Express and 108 ambulance in the hospital and doctors also did not heed to my request.”
Nilagiri Sub-Collector Ghasiram Murmu said, “The doctors have also not informed us and we would have lent support to the person if he had informed us. After knowing about the incident we have arranged a grant of Rs 3000 for him under Harischandra Sahayata Yojana.”
The Sub-Collector further added that Tunaram did not ask for any support and left with his child’s body without informing anybody as his house was nearby.
Meanwhile, Commissioner-cum-Secretary of Health & Family Welfare Department Pramod Kumar Meherda has instructed the Balasore Collector to conduct a probe on the incident.
Meherda informed that stringent action will be taken against the guilty after receiving the probe report.