Bodies of Covid victims swapped in UP district

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), September 8

Swapping of our bodies of sufferers who die as a result of Covid is turning into a norm, reasonably than an exception in Uttar Pradesh.

In one more incident on Monday, a household, whose 84-year-old member had died as a result of Covid, stopped the cremation when one of many members lifted the shroud for a final glimpse of the deceased, after the physique was positioned on the pyre.

According to experiences, the household was about to cremate the physique of one other man, who was in his 50s, after they realised that they’d bought the unsuitable physique.

By the time the Meerut household contacted the household whose physique they’d, it was too late. They have been returning residence after doing the cremation and have been carrying the ashes in an urn and had no inkling that their kin’s physique was nonetheless mendacity with one other household.

When the aged man’s household contacted the LLRM Medical College on the problem, they have been ‘scolded’ by the authorities for unpacking the physique of a Covid-19 affected person.

The nephew of the octogenarian instructed reporters, “We removed the shroud because some family members insisted on seeing him one last time. To our shock, the body was not of our uncle. It was someone else. When we contacted the LLRM Medical College, instead of accepting their fault, the officials started shouting at us for unpacking the body.”

Meanwhile, the opposite household was additionally in a state of shock.

The son of the 50-year-old man stated, “I got a call on Sunday morning that my father’s body is yet to be cremated. And we have performed the last rites of someone else.”

Later, on Sunday, the physique of the middle-aged man was handed over to the Modinagar household. And, in return, the Meerut household was given the urn of ashes.

A probe within the matter has been arrange by the District Magistrate Anil Dhingra.

“A team of additional District Magistrate (city) and Chief Medical Officer will probe the incident,” the Dhingra stated.

Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College (LLRM) principal Gyanendra Kumar stated, “The doctor, nurse and ward boy on duty have been asked to give an explanation on the matter. Action will be taken against whoever is found at fault.”

Several instances of our bodies of Covid contaminated individuals being swapped in numerous districts have already taken place in Uttar Pradesh. IANS

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