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Dana Majhi did not seek help to take wife's body: Odisha govt

Report said that the patient was not declared dead

 

The government has disputed the claim of that he was denied a hearse or an ambulance to take his wife's body to his village in district.

"As stated by the nearby patients, their attendants in the ward, took the patient without notice of anybody as they were asleep in the night," said the report of Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO).

The report said the patient was not declared dead.

Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak furnished the report in a written reply to Congress MLA Prafulla in the state Assembly on Friday.

"Sri had never sought for any help or ambulance like dead body carrier etc to any of the hospital staff in that night. In case of poor patients, if approached, transportation arrangement is made from CMRF/RKS or Red Cross Fund. But in the case of Sri Dana Majhi, neither himself nor anybody had sought for any help or assistance like dead body carrier etc to any of the hospital staff," said the report.

However, the government has terminated staff nurse Rajendra Rana from service and the security agency for not informing hospital authorities about the matter.

walked over 10 km with his wife's body on his shoulders and made international headlines in August this year.

Following the incident, several organisations had extended help to Majhi.

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Dana Majhi did not seek help to take wife's body: Odisha govt

Report said that the patient was not declared dead

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Odisha, Tribal man
Dana Majhi walks with his wife's dead body

 

The government has disputed the claim of that he was denied a hearse or an ambulance to take his wife's body to his village in district.

"As stated by the nearby patients, their attendants in the ward, took the patient without notice of anybody as they were asleep in the night," said the report of Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO).

The report said the patient was not declared dead.

Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak furnished the report in a written reply to Congress MLA Prafulla in the state Assembly on Friday.

"Sri had never sought for any help or ambulance like dead body carrier etc to any of the hospital staff in that night. In case of poor patients, if approached, transportation arrangement is made from CMRF/RKS or Red Cross Fund. But in the case of Sri Dana Majhi, neither himself nor anybody had sought for any help or assistance like dead body carrier etc to any of the hospital staff," said the report.

However, the government has terminated staff nurse Rajendra Rana from service and the security agency for not informing hospital authorities about the matter.

walked over 10 km with his wife's body on his shoulders and made international headlines in August this year.

Following the incident, several organisations had extended help to Majhi.

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Dana Majhi did not seek help to take wife's body: Odisha govt

Report said that the patient was not declared dead

Report said that the patient was not declared dead

 

The government has disputed the claim of that he was denied a hearse or an ambulance to take his wife's body to his village in district.

"As stated by the nearby patients, their attendants in the ward, took the patient without notice of anybody as they were asleep in the night," said the report of Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO).

The report said the patient was not declared dead.

Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak furnished the report in a written reply to Congress MLA Prafulla in the state Assembly on Friday.

"Sri had never sought for any help or ambulance like dead body carrier etc to any of the hospital staff in that night. In case of poor patients, if approached, transportation arrangement is made from CMRF/RKS or Red Cross Fund. But in the case of Sri Dana Majhi, neither himself nor anybody had sought for any help or assistance like dead body carrier etc to any of the hospital staff," said the report.

However, the government has terminated staff nurse Rajendra Rana from service and the security agency for not informing hospital authorities about the matter.

walked over 10 km with his wife's body on his shoulders and made international headlines in August this year.

Following the incident, several organisations had extended help to Majhi.
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