In a weird incident, an aged coronavirus affected person was introduced again house in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district by his relations, per week after they acquired “his physique” from a COVID hospital and cremated it.
Shibdas Bandyopadhyay, a resident of Birati, returned house a day earlier than the relations have been to carry out his shradh.
The 75-year-old man was admitted to the hospital in Barasat on November 11 after he examined constructive for COVID-19 and two days later his relations have been knowledgeable of his demise, a well being division official mentioned on Saturday.
The physique was saved in a plastic bag, following COVID protocols, and proven to the relations from a distance, they usually mentioned they may not see the face clearly.
“We cremated the physique and have been ready to carry out the shradh in the present day. Nonetheless, we bought a name yesterday. Somebody informed us that my father has recovered and we must always prepare for an ambulance to take him house from the hospital,” Mr Bandyopadhyay’s son mentioned.
“We’re shocked and shocked. Nonetheless, we introduced him house. We have no idea whom now we have cremated,” he mentioned.
When enquired on whose physique was cremated pondering it to that of Bandyopadhyay, the well being division official mentioned that one other aged COVID affected person, Mohinimohan Mukhopadhyay of Khardah had additionally died on November 13 and “it was he whose final rites have been carried out”.
The incident got here to gentle on Friday after Mr Mukhopadhyay’s relations have been knowledgeable that he has been cured of COVID-19 they usually reached the hospital to take him house, the official mentioned.
The state well being division constituted a four-member committee to probe the matter, the official mentioned.
When contacted, an official of the North 24 Parganas district well being division mentioned, “If laxity is discovered on the a part of the hospital, we’ll take strict motion. However it seems that the confusion was created by paperwork of each the mother and father.”
In the meantime, the BJP’s West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh claimed that such incidents can solely occur in West Bengal.
He accused the state authorities of conducting much less variety of exams in a day to maintain the coronavirus tally low.
“Our neighbouring states like Bihar, Odisha and UP are testing over one lakh of exams whereas they (the West Bengal authorities) are preserving it to 45,000 as a result of they need to suppress the very fact.
“In the event that they take a look at over one lakh of samples, over 20,000 new circumstances shall be identified. They haven’t any rights to play video games with the lives of the folks,” Mr Ghosh informed reporters.
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