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Shocking! Garbage Vehicle Takes Covid-19 Victim’s Body To Crematorium In Maharashtra Village

<p><strong>Aurangabad: </strong>In a heart-wrenching incident, a garbage vehicle was used to transport a Covid-19 victim&rsquo;s body to a crematorium in Kinhi village of Maharashtra&rsquo;s Osmanabad district after ambulances were unavailable and private vehicles refused to offer assistance despite extra money offers.</p> <p>An official from Dholki Police Station said the incident took place on Monday, when a resident of Kinhi village went to consult a private doctor in the neighbouring Ter village and collapsed and died outside the clinic, PTI reported.</p> <p>He said the police were immediately informed and a team from a government hospital was called in after the incident, adding the man was found Covid-19 positive following a rapid antigen test.</p> <p><strong>READ</strong>: <strong><a href="https://news.abplive.com/news/coronavirus-live-updates-covid-india-tally-today-corona-deaths-oxygen-shortage-vaccination-drive-may-4-1456690" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Coronavirus Live Updates: Tankers Carrying Oxygen in Maharashtra Fitted With GPS To Ensure Better Management</a></strong></p> <p>Vijay Hajgude, the sarpanch of Kinhi gram panchayat, said the body was after necessary procedures handed over to the village authorities, who tried to hire an ambulance.</p> <p>&ldquo;The ambulance at Ter hospital was reserved for ferrying pregnant women, so it could not be used for Covid-19 patients. Although, we offered to pay double charges, other private vehicles, including local auto-rickshaws, also refused to transport the body to the crematorium in Kinhi,&rdquo; said Hajgude, adding a garbage collection vehicle was called in eventually to take the body to the crematorium.</p>...

<p><strong>Aurangabad: </strong>In a heart-wrenching incident, a garbage vehicle was used to transport a Covid-19 victim&rsquo;s body to a crematorium in Kinhi village of Maharashtra&rsquo;s Osmanabad district after ambulances were unavailable and private vehicles refused to offer assistance despite extra money offers.</p> <p>An official from Dholki Police Station said the incident took place on Monday, when a resident of Kinhi village went to consult a private doctor in the neighbouring Ter village and collapsed and died outside the clinic, PTI reported.</p> <p>He said the police were immediately informed and a team from a government hospital was called in after the incident, adding the man was found Covid-19 positive following a rapid antigen test.</p> <p><strong>READ</strong>: <strong><a href="https://news.abplive.com/news/coronavirus-live-updates-covid-india-tally-today-corona-deaths-oxygen-shortage-vaccination-drive-may-4-1456690&quot; target="_blank" rel="noopener">Coronavirus Live Updates: Tankers Carrying Oxygen in Maharashtra Fitted With GPS To Ensure Better Management</a></strong></p> <p>Vijay Hajgude, the sarpanch of Kinhi gram panchayat, said the body was after necessary procedures handed over to the village authorities, who tried to hire an ambulance.</p> <p>&ldquo;The ambulance at Ter hospital was reserved for ferrying pregnant women, so it could not be used for Covid-19 patients. Although, we offered to pay double charges, other private vehicles, including local auto-rickshaws, also refused to transport the body to the crematorium in Kinhi,&rdquo; said Hajgude, adding a garbage collection vehicle was called in eventually to take the body to the crematorium.</p>

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