Bihar Hospital: Probe ordered as ‘Bhukamp’ stickers pasted on Earthquake Victims forehead

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Following the outrage for pasting ‘bhukamp’ (earthquake) sticker on injured earthquake survivors, Bihar District Magistrate has initiated a probe. Bihar government has ordered the inquiry against the Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) after the incident kicked up a row.

Baidyanath Sahni, minister in-charge for the district, said he had asked the Superintendent to probe into the matter. He visited DMCH late after the news of pasting “bhukamp” (earthquake) tags on foreheads of victims went viral, said that he has asked the District Magistrate to conduct a probe.

“I am at present in the interior areas of Darbhanga district and on return, will visit DMCH to look at the matter,” he said.

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi also slams the DMCH authorities for the “insulting” act. “They are victims of earthquake and not prisoners that tags were put on their bodies,” he said.

Instead, a colour code could have been used on the beds for identification instead of pasting sticker on their foreheads, he added.

In the earthquake with Nepal as its epicenter, more than 5,000 people have already lost their lives. Amongst Indian victims, nearly 15 had come to the DMCH initially for treatment, out of whom six are still being treated at the DMCH.


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