Relatives fight tears at morgue

Relatives fight tears at morgue

The woman came out the SSKM hospital morgue with a wry smile, saying, “Maybe he is alive,” but her hopes were soon dashed.

An ambulance carrying three more dead bodies reached the morgue. One of them was her husband. Shocked, she stared blankly at the body before breaking down. The bodies were brought to the SSKM hospital here for autopsy, before being handed over to the relatives.
However, relatives of the dead were angry at the procedural delays.

“Why my son had to be cut into pieces. I know he is dead. I don’t want to know why he is dead. Why could they not spare my child the pain of post mortem?” said an aggrieved father on being handed the body of his son after autopsy. “My son was doing fine.

After requesting the hospital  for discharge since the last three days, they had agreed to discharge him on Friday. They wanted to make money so they had kept him there. Had they released him earlier, he would have been alive,” said a father who had come all the way from West Midnapore to take his son home.

Ronojoy Guha, who lost his sister-in-law Parama Chakraborty, accused the hospital staff of being “inhuman”.

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