Hyderabad, July 12
In a stunning incident highlighting the utter negligence of well being officers in Telangana’s Nizamabad city, physique of a COVID-19 sufferer was carried in an autorickshaw.
The visuals of the physique being carried within the three-wheeler in complete violation of the rules for transporting the our bodies of COVID-19 victims, went viral on social media on Saturday.
The physique was seen protruding from either side of the automobile because it was saved on the backside of the rear seat.
Neither the autorickshaw driver, stated to be a relative of the deceased nor the native municipal worker sitting with him was carrying Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits.
The incident occurred on Friday however the video of the physique being carried within the three-wheeler surfaced on Saturday.
The physique was being shifted from Government General Hospital within the city to the graveyard. Since the ambulance was not obtainable on the hospital, the physique was carried in a three-wheeler.
Hospital sources stated 4 sufferers succumbed to COVID-19 on Friday. Both the ambulances on the hospital have been pressed into service to hold the our bodies.
Nizamabad District collector C. Narayana Reddy ordered an inquiry into the incident and dismissed a municipal worker, who was engaged on contract foundation.
The collector stated the kin of the deceased weren’t prepared to attend for the ambulance and insisted that they be allowed to hold the physique in their very own autorickshaw. The hospital authorities organized for a contract municipal worker to accompany the physique to the graveyard.
Taking a critical observe of the incident, Director of Medical Education Dr Ramesh Reddy directed the hospital superintendent to file felony circumstances in opposition to these staff handed over the physique for transporting it in an autorickshaw. IANS