By Arré Bench Nov. 27, 2020
A hospital ward is one of the least likely places to encounter a stray dog, but that was exactly what happened in a government hospital in Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh. To make matters even worse, a clip was filmed of the dog as it appeared to lick or nibble at the unattended body of a girl who had died in a road accident.
A hospital ward is one of the least likely places you would think to encounter a stray dog, but that was exactly what happened in a government hospital in Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh. To make matters even worse, a clip was filmed of the dog as it appeared to lick or nibble at the unattended body of a girl who had died in a road accident. The disturbing video has gone viral on the internet, with users on social media sharing it widely accompanied by harsh criticism of the hospital administration for allowing such an oversight to take place in the first place.
Warning: Disturbing video
A stray dog feeding on dead body of a girl left unattended at a govt hospital in Sambhal district in Uttar Pradesh. This health infrastructure and "diligence" speaks volumes about how we have been battling an ongoing pandemic. pic.twitter.com/2HxLcuG1iE
— Piyush Rai (@Benarasiyaa) November 26, 2020
“It is a matter of negligence on the hospital’s part. No-one was there to look after the body,” Charan Singh, the father of the deceased girl, told reporters from ANI. However, the hospital’s Chief Medical Superintendent, Dr Sushil Verma, denied the allegations of negligence, telling reporters “Body was handed over to the family after formalities. They didn’t want postmortem and were taking it away. They might’ve left it unattended for a minute when it happened.” Regardless of the back-and-forth allegations between the deceased’s family and the hospital, the hospital administration has suspended a ward boy and a sweeper in connection with the incident.
A video has gone viral where a dog is seen feeding on the deadbody of a girl that was kept on a stretcher allegedly in a Govt hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal. Gross medical negligence, says victim's father. CMO says 'inquiry initiated'. pic.twitter.com/gwS5jvX148
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) November 27, 2020
The horrifying image from Sambhal’s government hospital has led to sharp questions being asked of the BJP-led government in the state. Samajwadi Party, which is in the Opposition in UP, as well as the All India Mahila Congress, are among the political organisations which have called out Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for allowing this oversight to take place under his tenure.
The stomach-churning visuals of a dog licking blood from the wounds of a girl’s corpse which lay unattended in the corridor of a government hospital in UP’s Sambhal, has left us aghast
No security for women in even in death, under Ajay Bisht Govt !!
— All India Mahila Congress (@MahilaCongress) November 27, 2020
संभल में स्वास्थ्य सेवाओं की रोंगटे खड़े कर देने वाली खौफनाक तस्वीर आई सामने।जिला अस्पताल में स्वास्थ्य कर्मियों की लापरवाही की वजह से स्ट्रेचर पर रखे बच्ची के शव को कुत्तों ने नोच कर खाया। जांच करा लापवाही बरतने वालों के खिलाफ हो सख्त कार्रवाई। शोकाकुल परिवार के प्रति संवेदना! pic.twitter.com/3tgEHCTQpb
— Samajwadi Party (@samajwadiparty) November 26, 2020
It’s not just organisations, but also individuals who are outraged by the incident, as seen by the reaction to it online.
It’s not first time. Happened in past as well. But UP voted for Ram mandir..
And they are getting it…
Enjoy your ram mandir UP…
— Guruprasad (@gprasd) November 26, 2020
This is UP n CMO has no shame n apologize for incident#shameonUPGovt
Shocking visuals show dog eating corpse of girl kept inside govt hospital in UP's Sambhalhttps://t.co/5GKAoilblD
Source : "TimesNowNews" via Dailyhunt
— 🇮🇳Chulbul_Parvez🇮🇳🏹 (@SyedArshad7755) November 27, 2020
Given the renewed emphasis on strengthening the country’s medical infrastructure with the arrival of the global pandemic, this image from a UP hospital paints a worrying picture.