“Death is inevitable”, so said Shakespeare but no one said that death should be treated in a cheap way.
The Delhi High Court blast has left 13 people dead but has left a permanent scar on the lives of those who were related to the deceased.
The government has announced compensation running into lakhs but the most important aspect that has been ignored is emotional connect.
The administration of Lady Harding Hospital is not ready to show any sympathy with the kin of those who died in the Delhi High Court bomb blast. The bodies of those who died in the attack are to be handed over from here after post mortem examination.
Reports say that the kin of the deceased were asked to 'pay-up' INR 800 for the plastic bag and coffin to take the body for cremation. The relatives and the harried family members protested against the administrative policy of the hospital.
Some of them bought the required items from a nearby market for as cheap as INR 350 while others were later provided with the same by the hospital.
A relative of the deceased said that the attitude of the hospital administration was very dry. He is probably right. In such cases there is a need to understand the mental state of those who lost their near and dear ones in a national tragedy.
It was the government's error that led to the blast and now it is their inept handling of the situation that is giving sleepless nights to those struck with grief. Reports say that there was also no arrangement of an ambulance and they were forced to bargain with private ambulances.
In a situation where the people are still grappling to come to terms with a shocking disaster, it is expected that the government will at least provide some relief. If such a situation persists then it portrays a dismal image of the government.
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