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Denied ambulance, Odisha man carries son's body on trolley rickshaw

Denied ambulance, Odisha man carries sons body on trolley rickshaw
A man was on Sunday forced to carry the body of his six-year-old son on a trolley rickshaw after being allegedly denied an ambulance by a government hospital, prompting authorities to order a probe into the incident.

Tunaram Singh, a resident of Nilagiri, said he had taken the child, Krishna, to a local hospital in a trolley rickshaw after the boy was bitten by a snake as he was denied an ambulance for the purpose.

However, the boy was declared dead at the hospital, he said. After the post-mortem was conducted, he again had to carry his son's body on a trolley rickshaw to reach his home for his last rites.

Tunaram alleged that on both the occasions he had contacted the hospital authorities to provide an ambulance but he was refused due to its non availability. He said he was forced to carry his son by hiring a private trolley rickshaw for Rs 500.
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