Body of tribal woman taken On cot for post-mortem in MP

This is the second incident in a row when the poor people have been deprived of a hearse or an ambulance; this shows poor state of health facilities
 
 
Body of tribal woman taken On cot for post-mortem in MP

Bhopal: At a time when the Madhya Pradesh government is making tall claims over promoting welfare of tribal people, the body of a tribal woman was carried on a cot in Singrauli district of the state on Tuesday. The incident shocked the people, as only on Monday, a man carried the body of his mother on a motorcycle for cremation as the Shahdol district hospital denied him a hearse. According to reports, the man had to drive nearly 50km to take the body of his mother to home for cremation.

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The woman Jagmati Pando, whose body was being taken on a cost, died of insect bite in a wooded area of the district. As no vehicle or ambulance was available, her family members carried the body on a cot. Aside from that, her family members said that they had to wait for 12 hours for the post-mortem of the body. The Congress has criticised the state government saying that all its claims over tribal welfare plans and health facilities have fallen flat.