A distressed father was forced to carry his dead daughter's body on a moped to a hospital in Tumkur district of Karnataka because there was no ambulance to transfer her.
According to NDTV, Thimappa's 20-year-old daughter, Rathnamma, had a high fever on Sunday and was unable to breathe.
She was taken to a local health centre, but since there were fewer doctors the man was asked to take the girl to a bigger hospital that was 20 kms away.
Tumkur(Karnataka): Family claims girl died in Govt hospital due to lack of doctors/ambulance, father says shifted daughter's body on moped. pic.twitter.com/Ab290iRpjK— ANI (@ANI_news) February 21, 2017
The man, who is a daily-wage labourer, decided to take his daughter to the hospital on a moped and it was during the journey that she died, reports Deccan Chronicle.
The report further states that the government hospital in their Kudugenahalli village had no ambulance, while a private taxi demanded over Rs 3,000 to take them to the hospital.
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