A day after a railway accident victim had to be carried on a handcart
to hospital by the police from Mumbai Central station, the Western
Railway (WR) on Friday blamed the paramedic of the ambulance parked at
WR officials said the paramedic refused to ferry
the victim to hospital in the ambulance saying he "wasn't alive", though
only a qualified medical practitioner can pronounce a person dead.
"A memo was issued by the stationmaster to our constable SS Karvanje
for ferrying the victim to hospital," inspector Rajendra Trivedi, GRP,
Mumbai Central, said. "But an ambulance was not made available by him
and Karvanje was forced to ferry the victim on a handcart."
The police faced more hurdles when two public hospitals did not accept the body of the victim.
Karvanje took the victim to Nair Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Nair did not accept the body as its mortuary was shut.
"The hospital had sent us a letter, earlier, which stated that the
mortuary would remain shut till July 29 for renovation," Trivedi said.
"They failed to inform us that the period had been extended till August
Karvanje then took the body to JJ Hospital — this time the
stationmaster sent an ambulance — but was told the incident had not
occurred in its jurisdiction.
After the intervention of the
police surgeon's office, Nair accepted the body at 7.30 pm and sent it
to the Kasturba Hospital mortuary in Chinchpokli.
COMMENT:- IF IT WAS A POLITICIAN OR MINISTER IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT
NOBODY CARES FOR COMMON MAN IN MUMBAI
WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE DEAD VICTIM?
OR HE REMAINS JUST ANOTHER VICTIM;WITHOUT NAME; TILL HIS BODY IS CHUCKED OUT OF THE NON FUNCTIONING RAT INFESTED MORGUES?