Tribune News Service
Solan, May 2
In a major faux pas, relatives of a deceased Covid patient, who were preparing to cremate their family member at Chambaghat, realised minutes before they were to light the pyre that they had been handed over someone else’s body.
Solan SDM Ajay Yadav rushed to the spot around 5 pm and enquired about the body from the tehsiladar, who was present at the spot. The body was then shifted to the mortuary of a Solan hospital.
Yadav said, “When the family unmasked the face to have the last glimpse, they were shocked to see someone else’s body. Since both patients shared the same title, it led to confusion in the hospital.”
Since five deaths have occurred at MM Medical College since last night, it was immediately checked if other four bodies handed to the families had been exchanged. Since there was no such issue, the body was taken back to the mortuary.
The body of a Covid patient is wrapped when it is handed over to the family.
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