Additional CMO dies of corona, kin given one other man’s physique

Varanasi, August 13

In a stunning incident, the mortuary on the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) hospital, handed over the incorrect physique to the household of Additional Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) who had died of Covid-19.

The ACMO, Dr Jung Bahadur Singh, had died late on Tuesday night time and the physique was handed over in a physique bag to the household on Wednesday.

The household took the physique for the cremation to the Harishchandra Ghat and began the cremation rituals.

Just when the pyre had been lit, the household of a Covid-19 affected person from Ghazipur who had additionally died the identical day reached there and apprised the ACMO’s household of the mix-up.

The ACMO’s household eliminated the wrapper to see the face of {a partially} burnt physique and have been shocked to seek out that the physique was not of the ACMO.

Later, additional rites of cremation of Ghazipur’s affected person have been accomplished by his household whereas the ACMO’s household went again to the mortuary to take his physique for cremation.

The ACMO, who held the accountability of making certain crucial preparations in any respect COVID hospitals within the district, had fallen in poor health and was admitted to a non-public hospital every week in the past.

“The result of his initial corona test had come negative two days ago, but when his test was conducted again, he was found positive,” mentioned District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma.

The ACMO had been shifted to BHU hospital’s ICU, the place he breathed his final on Tuesday late night time.

According to the official assertion of the district administration, the physique of one other Covid-19 affected person from Ghazipur, who died on Wednesday morning, had been stored together with the physique of the ACMO at BHU’s mortuary.

As per the COVID protocol, each our bodies have been wrapper packed, which led to the mix-up. IANS

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