BHAWANIPATNA: Over the past two days television cameras kept beaming the image of Dana Majhi carrying his wife's lifeless body+ on his shoulders, his daughter in tow, trying desperately to reach home after he was denied an ambulance by staff at Bhawanipatna hospital in Kalahandi district. The 42-year-old became a symbol of everything that was wrong with Odisha. His plight became a national talking point. Probes were ordered, speeches made, protests launched while strict punishment was promised for the guilty even as the Naveen Patnaik government drew flak for the poor healthcare facilities+ in the state.
Two days hence and after plenty of hue and cry in India and abroad, Majhi has now come on record saying he did not inform anybody at the hospital and quietly left with his wife's body. Moreover, he has also confessed that he never sought anyone's help to carry the body back to his village in Melghara, some 60km away from Bhawanipatna hospital in Kalahandi district.
He carried away dead body on his shoulder in Hospital & nobody noticed ??? How it is possible ??
It also paints very very bad picture of hospital administration in Orissa. Also tells humanity inside the reporter. He never thought it was his 1st duty to help him & hospital than look at the economic aspects (TRP) of the news paper.
Humanity seems died in this part of Earth.
Delhi - 45 mins ago
Thats the power of the system.....see how system can make a good person bad
Looks like he was threatened by the authorities so that he can be made to look like the one at fault. Pressure from the government in the state has made him change his version now.
Poor chap... Looks like he was forced to change his earlier statement by so called powerful babus and politicians... Its tolerant poor indian..
damage control.....shut the mouth by money;;;!!
looks like a cook up.. anyhow, what kind of hospital is that a person can leave with a body.. health minister should resign..
Thane - 46 mins ago
All apart, this man loves his wife toooo much.
If a poor, illiterate and a simple man is pressurised then he is bound to make such statements. This case clearly reflects the apathy of the states towards the poor and downtrodden. Now to cover up all kind of such stories are being circulated.
He must have been forced to say this by the hospital authority.