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Hospital Refuses Help, Man Carries Dead Wife on Shoulder for 10 km

This is not a lone case in Odisha, multiple instances have been reported over past 6 months.

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On Wednesday, a tribal man along with his 12-year-old daughter walked around 10 kms, carrying his wife’s body on his shoulder as he failed to get a vehicle to transport the body from a government hospital in a backward district of Odisha where she died.

Locals found Dana Majhi carrying his wife Amang Dei’s body on Wednesday morning. The 42-year-old Amang Dei had died of tuberculosis at a hospital.

For those in such a situation, the Naveen Patnaik government had launched the ‘Mahaparayana’ scheme in February, offering free transportation of bodies from government hospitals to the residences of the deceased.

Majhi, however, said that despite his efforts, he received no help from hospital authorities. Thus, he wrapped his wife’s body in cloth and started walking to his village Melghara in Rampur block, about 60 km from Bhawanipatna.

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Video editor: Sashant Kumar

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