Chattisgarh parents carry dead baby in cloth bag after hospital staff refuse help (video)
A couple from a remote village in Bijapur district, Chattisgarh had to carry the body of their still born child in a cloth bag for 12 hours because of insensitive hospital stuff.
According to a report on newsbits.in, a tribal man, Yalam Ramesh had brought his wife, Sashikala, to Jagdalpur Medical College last Tuesday, where she gave birth to a stillborn baby. A relative of the couple alleged that as soon as the mother gave birth, they were asked to vacate the hospital room.
An employee even asked them to carry the child in bag and dispose it off anywhere they liked.
The couple then approached the Bastar collector, Amit Kataria, to help them. Since Ramesh spoke in a local dialect which Amit Kataria wasn’t versed with, he asked the Red Cross team to help him instead. The Red Cross team, which was also not familiar with his dialect, brought him back to the hospital and also gave Sashikala some medicines.
It was then the Red Cross team realised that Ramesh had been carrying his child in a cloth bag all along. They immediately spoke to the hospital authorities and made arrangements for the body to be carried in an ambulance to Bijapur.
Video: Chattisgarh parents carry dead baby in cloth bag