The Australian radio show, whose prank call to a British hospital created a furore when it led to an Indian nurse committing suicide, has been taken off air.

The Southern Cross Austereo network has decided to permanently take the ‘Hot 30’ show off air and has even announced a replacement show called ‘The Bump’, a report in the Australian Associated Press said.

Jacintha Saldanha (46) was the duty nurse when DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian called the King Edward VII hospital, treating a pregnant Kate Middleton, pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles, asking about the Duchess’s condition.

She forwarded the call to another nurse, who divulged confidential medical information about Kate.

Saldanha was found dead on December 7 in the nurses’ quarters three days later, having hanged herself with a scarf.


Nurse who took hoax call on Kate found deadDecember 8, 2012

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