We live in a nation where it is common practise to record people dying on the street, so it is all the more embarrassing when a 2-year-old child is dying on the street while his father is pleading for help, and the public pays attention. initially, supposed to record video.
This is the story of an 8-year-old child who was left holding his 2-year-old brother’s deceased body as his father tried to look for a cheap and affordable public transportation option because ambulances charge 1500 rupees, which they couldn’t afford.
A local journalist captured images on Saturday in Morena, Madhya Pradesh, showing an 8-year-old boy named Gulshan sitting with the body of his 2-year-old brother Raja as his father Poojaram Jatav anxiously searched for a car to take them home.
दिल दहला देने वाली ये तस्वीरें मुरैना, मप्र की है,
8 साल के इस मासूम की गोदी में उसके 2 वर्षीय छोटे भाई की लाश है, लाश को ले जाने के लिए पिता एम्बुलेंस ढूंढता रहा लेकिन नाकाम रहा, कई घण्टों तक ये मासूम सड़कों पर बैठा रहा।
— Srinivas BV (@srinivasiyc) July 10, 2022
Poojaram, an Ambah native from Badfra village, travelled in an ambulance with his 2-year-old kid to the Morena District Hospital, which is located around 450 kilometres north of Bhopal.
Raja passed away while receiving therapy for ascites, an abdominal enlargement brought on by an accumulation of fluid that is typically associated with liver illness. Raja also had anaemia. However, the ambulance that had taken them there had already left.
An occasional tear would fall down his cheek as he caressed the body and swatted flies. Someone alerted the authorities as a gathering grew.
Finally, a police officer named Yogendra Singh took the body and led Gulshan back to the district hospital. There, Poojaram and his sons were finally given access to an ambulance so they could travel home, which would have been a challenging journey for any family but was now made all the more terrifying.
This is shameless governance model. What to do with bullet trains and five star hospitals when the most of poors are forced to live this life? https://t.co/2C2vc78XNU
— Vineet Shukla (@tweetvshukla) July 11, 2022