Nov 25, 2021 —
SITE ASSIGNED FOR NEW MORGUE AT LAST AFTER 3 LONG YEARS Hello Everybody, I have some wonderful news to share. After more than 3 long years of continuously raising our voices and demanding a new morgue and autopsy centre at the iconic St. George’s hospital in Mumbai, our voices have finally been heard. A work order has finally been issued by the Government of Maharashtra and a site has been assigned for a new facility to be built. (See the image attached). The contractor has personally assured me that the site is free from all encroachments and it is now only a matter of a few weeks before the construction will begin. A big thank you to all 98,000 citizens including you who signed my petition. You have no idea what an important role each one of you has played in signing this petition. A lone crusader like me could not have ever achieved this. It is only when thousands and lakhs of people speak up united for a shared demand that the system budges and gives in. This victory is yours to celebrate and emulate in your respective towns. I urge you to be a part of the change you wish to see. Don’t wait for someone else to take the initiative. Be the change yourself. There are millions like you who will gladly join you. I hope to share with you a picture of the new mortuary once it is built. While this petition has addressed the need for a state-of-the-art morgue and autopsy centre, the centuries old law on postmortems still needs to drastically change so that only qualified doctors conduct autopsies and not class IV employee! (I cannot forget the sight of the sweeper in a torn blood-stained vest, wielding a surgical instrument while standing over a corpse. That was in April 2017 when I had gone to the morgue where my driver, Manoj’s body was being kept after he died from septicemia. That incident is what drove me to start this campaign in the first place)I hopefully the Government will amend the provisions of the Criminal Procedural Act as well. Please leave a comment with your thoughts on this wonderful victory. Thank you once again, Renu Kapoor
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