Lucknow: A young mother in Uttar Pradesh spent the night with her young child’s body outside a hospital in Meerut after ambulance drivers allegedly refused to drive her home to her village. The woman, identified as Imrana by news agency ANI, lost her two-year-old daughter last week.
She told the news agency that the ambulance driver asked her for over a thousand rupees, money that she did not have, to take her to her village about 50 kms away.
“The ambulance asked me for Rs. 1,500 to take my child’s dead body back home. I had called 108 (helpline) to reach ambulance,” said Imrana. The next morning, she was allegedly assisted and hired a private ambulance.
The report comes after national outrage over the haunting pictures of a man in Odisha who walked 10 kilometres carrying his dead wife because the hospital where she was being treated refused to give him a hearse. The man walked with his young daughter sobbing by his side till journalists spotted them and organized an ambulance.