India Today impact: Medical officer, who denied man ambulance to carry son's body in Karnataka, suspended

Dr. Muralikrishna of Anekal General Hospital has been suspended for dereliction of duty. India Today had reported how scrap dealer Sarphan was forced to carry his son's body home from the hospital after being denied an ambulance.

After India Today reported how a man was forced to take his three-year-old son's body home on a scooter from the hospital on being denied an ambulance in Karnataka's Anekal district, the administrative medical officer has been suspended.

Dr. Muralikrishna of the Anekal General Hospital has been suspended for dereliction of duty.

According to an India Today report, scrap dealer Saphan, who hails from Assam, rushed his son to the hospital after the three-year-old was mowed down by a two-wheeler on Sunday evening.

The child, who had sustained critical injuries, was declared 'brought dead' by the hospital.


It is alleged that the hospital authorities did not even inform the father that a post-mortem needed to be conducted.

Saphan was found pleading for help to take his son's body home. The heart-wrenching visuals shown by India Today were taken note of by the expert committee on preventing sexual violence against women and children, which subsequently visited the hospital.

It then came to the fore that the administrative medical officer was not discharging his duties as expected and in doing so, had brought disrepute to the hospital.

Health Commissioner Subodh Yadav said that there was a possibility of Dr Muralikrishna trying to destroy the evidence if he continued in his present post and so they had suspended him from service pending enquiry.

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