A poor tribal man from Bhubaneswar in India had to walk 10 kilometers while carrying his dead wife on his shoulders. The unnatural sight caught a local television crew’s attention and asked the man why he was carrying his wife.
Dana Majhi just lost his 42-year-old wife Amang Del, who died from tuberculosis in a government hospital in the backward district of Kalahandi. Unfortunately for Dana, his house was 60 kilometers away, and he had no money to pay for the transportation. The hospital then told him that ‘they could not offer any help’.
He was then forced to walk 60 km to his village, Melghara. When the television crew asked him why he was carrying his wife, he said: “I told the hospital authorities that I am a poor man and cannot afford a vehicle. They said they could not offer any help.”
The hospital’s alleged refusal came despite an existing system from the state government for people like Manjhi. Thankfully, the television crew called the District Collector Office and arranged an ambulance to carry Majhi for the remaining 50-km journey.tren