COVID-19 sufferer dumped on pavement in Bhopal, inquiry ordered

Bhopal, July 7

A magisterial inquiry was ordered on Tuesday after a 69-year-old COVID-19 sufferer was dumped on a pavement outdoors a non-public hospital in Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh a day earlier, officers stated.

The man was admitted in Peoples General Hospital in Malviya Nagar right here on June 23 for a kidney ailment and was dumped on the pavement whereas he was being shifted to a COVID facility on Monday night after he was detected with the coronavirus an infection, an official stated.

However, it has not been established when or the place he died, he added.

The man’s kin alleged the physique was dumped on the pavement and it remained there for an hour, and a video of it was additionally circulated on social media.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday referred to as the incident “inhuman and condemnable” and collector Avinash Lavania ordered a magisterial inquiry beneath extra district Justice of the Peace Satish Kumar.

Lavania stated the inquiry would look into numerous angles, together with the choice to shift him from Peoples General Hospital to a different facility, whether or not his kin was given full details about the state of affairs, what brought on the ambulance to return mid-way and the circumstances wherein he died. PTI

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