4 deaths in government Old Age Home  in Dhanbad in 2  days

  • | Thursday | 13th June, 2024

Four deaths have been reported in the last two days at the government owned old age home(OAH) located at Sabalpur  in Dhanbad. Incidentally, the outsourced  operators of this old age home cremated the four bodies without informing the District Social Welfare  officer (DSWO) who happens to be the nodal officer of this old age home. Those who died include  Bhaskar Chakorvarti (85), Meenu Bhatttcharya (84), Yamuna Devi (85) and Bulu Chokorvorty (72). While Bulu died on Monday, the other three died on Tuesday. Incidentally, the bodies of all four were cremated without holding a postmortem and informing the DSWO-cum- district nodal officer. When asked, DSWO Anita Kujur  said that she  was not aware of deaths and cremation. "I would be able to  provide details only after holding an inquiry". She also was shocked to note that the outsourced agency kept her in the dark over the incident . Meanwhile, Nawshad Gaddi who is managing this OAH since August 23 said, all were too old and were not keeping good health. When asked  why the district social welfare officer was not informed of deaths, kept mum. Meanwhile locals  said, the OAH lacks facilities  that are needed to manage  such facilities. Meanwhile, AJSU leader Pappu Singh has tweeted to chief minister Champai Soren  as well as deputy commissioner   regarding the deaths  and has demanded an inquiry. He said cremating the bodies without holding postmoterm indicates  something unusual.

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