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Maharashtra: Garbage vehicle takes Covid-19 patient’s body to crematorium due to unavailability of ambulances | Aurangabad News – Times of India

AURANGABAD: A rubbish vehicle was used to transport a Covid-19 patient’s body to a crematorium, after ambulances have been unavailable and personal automobiles refused to assist regardless of affords of more money in Maharashtra’s Osmanabad district, an official stated on Tuesday.
The incident befell on Monday, when a resident of Kinhi village went to seek the advice of a non-public physician in neighbouring Ter village, which was 7km away, and collapsed and died outdoors the clinic, an official from Dholki police station stated.
The police have been instantly knowledgeable and a crew from a authorities hospital was known as in, he stated, including that following a speedy antigen take a look at, the person was discovered constructive for coronavirus.
After vital procedures, the body was handed over to Kinhi village authorities, who tried to rent an ambulance from Ter, stated Vijay Hajgude, sarpanch of Kinhi gram panchayat.
“The ambulance at Ter hospital was reserved for ferrying pregnant women, so it could not be used for Covid-19 patients. Although, we offered to pay double charges, other private vehicles, including local autorickshaws, also refused to transport the body to the crematorium in Kinhi,” he stated.
In the top, a vehicle used for rubbish assortment within the village was known as in to take the body to the crematorium, he added.

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