A heart wrenching 20-second video of a stray dog nibbling at the dead body of a girl kept on a stretcher in a Uttar Pradesh Government Hospital in Sambhal has sent shockwaves across the country.
The incident took place on Thursday after the girl was wheeled in to the hospital following a road accident. It is however not clear yet as to whether she was brought dead to the hospital.
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
The video, which has gone viral, shows a stray dog nibbling at what appears to be a dead body lying on a stretcher covered by a white cloth below a staircase in the hospital.
The victim’s family has blamed the hospital for negligence. “It was left unattended for 1.5 hours. It’s negligence of the hospital,” Charan Singh, the father of the girl was quoted saying by news agency ANI.
Sambhal: A stray dog was seen tugging at a body, left unattended on a stretcher at Dist Hospital. Body was of a minor girl who died in a road accident. A sweeper & a ward boy suspended. Her father says, “It was left unattended for 1.5 hrs. It’s negligence of the hospital.”(26.11) pic.twitter.com/kVXxn8DRXX
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 26, 2020
The hospital administration on its part has acknowledged the stray dog problem. They told news agency ANI that they had flagged off the stray dog issue to the local civic authorities as well but no action was taken to address the issue.
Samajwadi Party, which tweeted the video, demanded strict action against the employees responsible for this negligence.
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