Kaushambi (Uttar Pradesh), May 21 (ANI): In a shocking display of disregard for humanity, a man was forced to carry the body of his dead wife on a stretcher after the hospital authorities refused to render an ambulance service to him. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh: Coronavirus Suspect Commits Suicide by Jumping Off Building in Shamli

The deceased, identified as Malti Devi, was experiencing labour pain when her husband, Mahesh, rushed her to CHC hospital in Sarai Akil. Malti, who was suffering all night, was allegedly not attended to by the duty doctors. Seeing her condition take a turn for the worse, the doctors on duty next morning referred her to another hospital owing to the severity of her health. Also Read - UP Reports First Coronavirus Death, 25-year-old Man Hid His Travel Information

However, Mahesh claimed that in spite of this, no ambulance was given to them for over an hour, in spite of him repeatedly persuading the authorities. Subsequently, when the ambulance was given, Malti was taken to the district hospital, where she was declared dead upon arrival. Also Read - Coronavirus: Day After CM Yogi's Visit, Noida Firm Sealed For Owner Not Disclosing Travel History

Later too, the hospital authorities refused to provide an ambulance for his wife’s body unless he paid a bribe of Rs. 800.

In a helpless situation with no money in hand, Mahesh was forced to carry the body on a stretcher. (ANI)

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