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Bengal Covid Patient Comes Home Days After Being Declared Dead

Bengal Covid Patient Comes Home Days After Being Declared Dead. (Representational)

Kolkata:

In a weird incident, an aged coronavirus affected person was introduced again house in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district by his relations, every week after they obtained “his body” 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 stated on Saturday.

The physique was saved in a plastic bag, following COVID protocols, and proven to the relations from a distance, and so they stated they may not see the face clearly.

“We cremated the body and were prepared to perform the shradh today. However, we got a call yesterday. Someone told us that my father has recovered and we should arrange for an ambulance to take him home from the hospital,” Mr Bandyopadhyay’s son stated.

“We are shocked and surprised. However, we brought him home. We do not know whom we have cremated,” he stated.

When enquired on whose physique was cremated considering it to that of Bandyopadhyay, the well being division official stated that one other aged COVID affected person, Mohinimohan Mukhopadhyay of Khardah had additionally died on November 13 and “it was he whose last rites were performed”.

The incident got here to gentle on Friday after Mr Mukhopadhyay’s relations have been knowledgeable that he has been cured of COVID-19 and so they reached the hospital to take him house, the official stated.

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The state well being division constituted a four-member committee to probe the matter, the official stated.

When contacted, an official of the North 24 Parganas district well being division stated, “If laxity is found on the part of the hospital, we will take strict action. But it appears that the confusion was created by documents of both the parents.”

Meanwhile, 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 checks in a day to maintain the coronavirus tally low.

“Our neighbouring states like Bihar, Odisha and UP are testing over one lakh of tests whereas they (the West Bengal government) are keeping it to 45,000 because they want to suppress the fact.

“If they check over one lakh of samples, over 20,000 new circumstances can be identified. They haven’t any rights to play video games with the lives of the folks,” Mr Ghosh advised reporters.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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