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Updated on: Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 10:49 PM IST

Indore: After rotting body, stink rattles city, probe ordered

Fix responsibility and submit report in two days: Divisional Commissioner
Skeleton found lying on stretcher at MYH Mortuary  |

Skeleton found lying on stretcher at MYH Mortuary |

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Indore: After the mortal remains and the stink at the mortuary of MY Hospital rattled the city and the relevant circles, Divisional Commissioner Dr Pawan Sharma has ordered a probe and asked the panel to submit the report in two days along with fixing the responsibility.

“We have constituted a three-member committee to probe in the matter and to fix the responsibility. The committee will submit its report in two days after which action will be taken,” Dr Sharma said.

Meanwhile, Superintendent of MY Hospital Dr PS Thakur said a three-member probe panel has been constituted including Dr VK Singh, Dr JK Verma, and Dr Arpana Sharma.

“We have kept the body safe in the mortuary for now. We will go for autopsy of the body after the investigation and decision for performing the last rites will be taken only then,” Dr Thakur added.

However, hospital administration was still clueless about the who left the body. Documents regarding the corpse were missing.

The body of an unidentified person was left on a stretcher for 11 days unattended and was ‘discovered’ on Tuesday morning in a decomposed state.

Human Right Commission takes cognizance

Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission has taken suo moto cognizance in the matter and served notices to Collector, Superintendent of Police, and MY Hospital Superintendent in the matter.

The Commission has given four weeks' time to reply.

Meanwhile, advocate Abhijeet Pandey lodged a complaint with National Human Rights Commission and demanded action in the matter terming it as an inhuman act.

“Cases of medical negligence have been increasing in the city and it is the matter of negligence with the body. There are some protocols to pay respect to the dead even when it is unidentified. It is a serious matter and action should be taken,” Pandey said.

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FP View: It is strange how the body was kept on a stretcher and that too for 11 full days. It skipped the notice of one and all. Also, documents relating to the mortal remains are missing. One may wonder about the gaping holes in the security of the hospital. In fact, anything can happen... especially after this.

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Published on: Thursday, September 17, 2020, 05:00 AM IST
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