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Indian Farmer Carrying His Dead Wife Becomes the Symbol of Inefficient Health Care

On August 24, 2016, 48-year-old Daana Majhi took his ailing wife, Amanga Dei Manjhi, to a government hospital in Kalahandi district in the Indian sate of Odisha. She was suffering from tuberculosis and died around midnight.

Soon after, it is reported, the hospital asked Daana to take her away, but he was denieda free mortuary van to carry the dead body to his home. He pleaded with hospital authorities to arrange for a vehicle, but nobody helped him. The poor tribal farmer did not have enough money to rent a vehicle, so he decided to carry the body on his shoulder to the village for cremation. The hospital has since claimed that he walked away with her body without informing them.