Mandla: Denied vehicle, son forced to ferry father’s body on bike

“They didn’t provide a vehicle, therefore we had to take a body on a bike,” said deceased's son Sanjay Yadav.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Saturday, June 19, 2021, 05:21 PM IST
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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): A youth in tribal predominant Mandla district was forced to take his father’s body to his village on a bike on Friday evening as Community Health Centre did not provide ambulance.

A video showing the man’s body sandwiched between two persons on a bike went viral on social media on Saturday.

The deceased was identified as Chetram Yadav, 50, a resident of village Mugdara. According to family members, Yadav complained of pain in chest on Friday noon. He was taken to a Community Health Centre (CHC) in Bamhani Banjar.

The family members said that there were no doctors at the Centre. “As my father didn’t get treatment on time, he succumbed,” said Sanjay Yadav.

He further said that he demanded a vehicle but CHC administration denied, saying it was not their responsibility. “They didn’t provide a vehicle, therefore we had to take a body on a bike,” he told journalists.

Block Medical office (BMO) KC Saraute said ambulance driver was on leave as he had fever after being vaccinated. “We offered a private vehicle. We were ready to pay for it but they didn’t agree,” he said, adding that no particular vehicle dedicated to ferrying bodies is available at the Centre.

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