Maharashtra: Bodies of 22 Corona victims taken in a single ambulance in Beed

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Aurangabad: In an ambulance in Ambejogai in the Beed district of Maharashtra, a case of carrying 22 bodies on top of each other was taken to the crematorium. The ambulance number MH-29 / AT-0299 of Swami Ramathirtha Hospital of Ambajogai was wrapped in body packs and placed on each other and taken to the crematorium on Sunday.

Collector ordered inquiry

Beed District Collector Ravindra Jagtap has ordered an inquiry into the case of carrying 22 bodies by ambulance. Additional Collector of Ambejogai will investigate this matter and submit his report. In this surprising case, the district administration has cited the lack of ambulance as one of the reasons. Dr Shivaji Shukre, the dean of the Medical College, said on Tuesday, “The hospital administration does not have enough ambulances, due to which it happened.”

Officials said they had five ambulances in the first round of Covid-19 last year. Three of them were later withdrawn and now two ambulances in the hospital are being brought and transported to Covid patients.

‘Infrastructure is not right’

The officer also said, ‘Sometimes, it takes time to find relatives of the dead. Lokhandi has also been sending the dead bodies to our hospital from Covid-19 centre in Savargaon as they do not have cold storage. On March 17, a letter was written to the district administration to provide three more ambulances from the department.

Accusation issued

Meanwhile, BJP Municipal Councilor Suresh Dhas alleged that the hospital and the local municipal bodies are busy accusing each other. Ambajogai Municipal Council Chief Officer Ashok Sabale said that it is the responsibility of the medical college to take the dead bodies to the crematorium (crematorium fixed for the last rites of Kovid-19 patients) on Mandwa Road.

At the same time, City Council President Rajkishore alias Papa Modi also expressed concern about the incident and said that eight bodies were taken to the crematorium in another ambulance on the same day. Meanwhile, claims are being made to improve the system in the city.


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