In absence of room, docs perform autopsy in open

  • Anupam Pateriya, Hindustan Times, Sagar
  • Updated: Oct 03, 2014 01:41 IST

The doctors of Gahakota Government Hospital here again performed an autopsy in the open in the presence of other staff and passersby on Thursday.

For over three years, the residents of Bhagat Singh Ward in Garhakota town of Sagar had been leading a hellish life due to autopsies being performed in an open room of a collapsed building of the Government Hospital. Garhakota, in Sagar district, is nearly 225 km from capital Bhopal.

HT had carried a story in July this year highlighting the plight of Bhagat Singh ward residents. Taking cognizance of HT report, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had issued notice to the state government. The hospital authorities stopped conducting autopsies in the open after NHRC intervened.

However, on Thursday morning, autopsy of a local resident was conducted in the open by Dr SL Shakya and Dr Vikas Raj on hospital premises.

The temporary shed that was erected in July for conducting autopsies was recently razed by PWD personnel for the construction of a new autopsy house.

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