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Bengal Covid Patient Comes Home Days After Being Declared Dead

Bengal Covid Affected person Comes Residence Days After Being Declared Useless. (Representational)

Kolkata:

In a weird incident, an aged coronavirus affected person was introduced again residence in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district by his members of the family, per week after they acquired “his physique” from a COVID hospital and cremated it.

Shibdas Bandyopadhyay, a resident of Birati, returned residence a day earlier than the members of the family 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 optimistic for COVID-19 and two days later his members of the family 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 members of the family 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 instructed us that my father has recovered and we must always organize for an ambulance to take him residence from the hospital,” Mr Bandyopadhyay’s son mentioned.

“We’re shocked and stunned. Nonetheless, we introduced him residence. 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 mild on Friday after Mr Mukhopadhyay’s members of the family have been knowledgeable that he has been cured of COVID-19 they usually reached the hospital to take him residence, the official mentioned.

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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 are going to 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 checks in a day to maintain the coronavirus tally low.

“Our neighbouring states like Bihar, Odisha and UP are testing over one lakh of checks whereas they (the West Bengal authorities) are preserving it to 45,00zero as a result of they need to suppress the actual fact.

“In the event that they check over one lakh of samples, over 20,00zero new instances can be identified. They haven’t any rights to play video games with the lives of the folks,” Mr Ghosh instructed reporters.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by The Press Reporter workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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