By – Prakarsh Kastwar

The father, a daily wage laborer, had informed the media that ₹2,500 had been sought as a bribe by hospital officials in order to have his baby cremated.

A government hospital employee in Chennai has been suspended after delivering a stillborn baby to parents in a cardboard box.

Cyclone Michaung hit the city on December 4, wreaking significant destruction and stranding numerous neighborhoods for at least four days.

According to the Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital, Sowmy, 20, delivered a premature baby as a stillbirth in her home on December 6 and took her to the hospital around 5 p.m. The baby’s death was confirmed by a pediatrician, and the mother is currently being treated.

On December 10, the baby’s body was delivered in a carton to her father, Mansoor.

“This is against the rules,” the hospital declared on December 11.

M Subramanian, Tamil Nadu’s health minister, ordered the suspension of one mortuary employee.

The father, a daily wage laborer, had previously informed the media that the medical personnel had wanted a bribe of $2,500 for his baby’s cremation, which he couldn’t pay.

He had also struggled to find an ambulance to take his wife to the hospital during the floods.

According to the hospital, a three-person inquiry committee has been constituted to look into the occurrence.

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