A private hospital in Rajkot allegedly wrapped the body of a man, who succumbed to COVID, in a torn PPE kit while handing it over to the family unmindful of the infection risk and in gross violation of COVID norms.
Interestingly, the family had coughed up Rs1.1 lakh for the treatment of their loved one but he could not be saved. The body was sent to the crematorium wrapped in a torn PPE kit.
The relatives have alleged that the corpse was bleeding from the nose and ears. Mukesh, a resident of Chanpathad village in Amreli district and son of the deceased said after his father tested positive he moved him to the Christ Hospital in Rajkot to ensure that he was provided the best care.
He had paid Rs1.11 lakh as an advance but within three days his father succumbed to COVID. The family was told that as per COVID guidelines, the body will be sent to the crematorium and the family needs to reach the crematorium.
He said he received his father’s body at the crematorium and saw that it was wrapped in a torn PPE kit and blood was oozing out of the corpse’s nose and ears.
He said when the family took up the matter with the hospital the doctor said it was normal to have some bleeding when the tube to supply oxygen was removed. The doctor allegedly admitted that the staff should have cleaned the body properly before sending it to the crematorium.
COVID cases in office of CM, health minister
Many staff associated with the Chief Minister’s security and other departments have now tested positive for COVID. In fact, in the last week, 17 cops associated with VIP security in Gandhinagar have tested positive for the disease.
Gujarat home mintier Pradipsinh Jadeja had recently tested positive for COVID and later his secretary and commando in charge of this security also contracted the infection.
Nine MLAs had tested positive by the time the Gujarat Assembly session came to an end. On March 23, 5 MLAs had tested positive
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