Every Indian citizen has had the good luck of visiting a government hospital at least once in their lives. From unclean beds to rude behaviour and an overall disregard for the patients, we’ve seen it all. And while there might be some rare cases out there, this has been the reputation of state-run healthcare centres for as long as we can remember. However, one hospital in Tamil Nadu has trumped all those complaints by letting a laundryman stitch a dead body.
In a video that has gone viral, a laundryman wearing a lungi can be seen stitching up a corpse. The only saving grace is that he appears to be wearing a pair of gloves.
According to Times Now, this incident has occurred in a government hospital in Thuraiyur from Trichy district in Tamil Nadu. Apparently, the alleged laundryman had to do the autopsy because of a shortage of doctors and other staff members.
The hospital actually has only 12 doctors, 17 nurses and a few other lab techs to take care of over hundred villages in the vicinity, which is technically impossible. And since this has happened due to the state government’s oversight, the health department has ordered a high-level probe into this matter.
Watch the video here:
This is an appalling thing to watch once you understand that this is how the tax-payers’ money is being used. And it’s certainly a result of the ‘chalta hai’ attitude that we’ve nurtured for centuries. However, enough is enough. It’s time for the government and government-aided bodies to be responsible and make sure that this level of oversight never happens again.