Unable to afford a private vehicle, the man had to carry his dead daughter because the hospital authorities did not provide him an ambulance.
Like anyone else in Telangana’s Karimnagar district, Sampath Kumar must have had bad days in his life, but even the darkest among them would not have prepared him for a day when he would be forced to carry his young daughter’s dead body in his arms. Unimaginable as it is for any father, Sampath Kumar too was helpless. He had no choice. The hospital where he brought his daughter for treatment, turned heartless.
Call it apathy or utter disdain, the hospital authorities remained cold like ice even as a weeping father, whose seven-year-old daughter had just died, begged them to provide an ambulance so that he could respectfully carry his daughter back home.
When seven-year-old Komlatha died at the district hospital in Karimnagar, her father wanted to take her home. Unable to afford a private vehicle, he pleased the authorities to help him with an ambulance, but to no avail.
Seeing all hopes dashed, Sampath decided to carry his dead daughter in his arms, clinging her close to his chest. With teary eyes and painful cries as he moved out of the hospital to start the 50 km journey to his village in Kunavaram, this sight too wasn’t powerful enough to move a mortal’s heart at the district hospital.
The district hospital may have been peopled with emotionless humans, but for Sampath, humanity did not die outside. As he started walking towards his village with his dead daughter in his arms, a Good Samaritan, who was an auto rickshaw driver, saw him and was moved and offered him to carry his daughter to his village.
The district hospital has meanwhile denied that any of this happened. Authorities there rather put the blame on the father, saying he was in a hurry and so he left without an ambulance.
This tragic case comes from a district which was once represented by none other than the current Chief Minister of Telangana and president of Telanaga Rashtra Samithi, K Chandrashekhar Rao.
Source: India Today