Hindu Family Cremates Muslim Woman As Hospital Mixes Up Bodies In Delhi; Similar Case In Thane
In an appalling case of medical negligence, India’s top medical institution, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi mixed up bodies of two COVID patients.
A 52-year-old woman was admitted to AIIMS-Delhi due to poor health. She died on Sunday. Later, her body was over to Kusumlata’s family the next morning, according to a report by India Today.
Because her sample tested positive for COVID-19, kin cremated the body handed to them as per Hindu rituals at Punjabi Bagh crematorium.
However, on Tuesday evening the woman’s family received a call from AIIMS telling them that they mistakenly sent the body of another patient while her body was still at the hospital. The shocked family went to AIIMS, collected the body and cremated it later.
Officials laters revealed the body handed over earlier was of Anjum, a Muslim woman from Barielly.
In yet another case of medical negligence, a municipal corporation hospital in Thane mixed up the bodies of two coronavirus victims, forcing the family to go through the cremation process twice in a week, according to a report in Indian Express.
Later, when the grave goof-up was noticed, the municipality made the family sign a declaration that the mistake was made by both the hospital and the family.
On Wednesday, Santosh Sonawane cremated his father. Four days ago, he had cremated the body of one Balchandra Gaikwad, whose family continued to wait for the body. The hospital told them the body had gone missing.
Courtesy : IT