Credit - ANI
Bengaluru: In a horrifying incident raising concerns over the hospital authorities, bodies of two COVID-19 patients, who died over a year ago, were recovered from the mortuary of an ESI Hospital here in Rajajinagar city.
According to reports, the two bodies were identified as Durga (40) of Chamarajpet and Muniraju (35) of KP Agrahara in Bengaluru. They remained in the storage without disposal due to the alleged negligence of the staff and doctors.
Relatives of Durga said they were quite disturbed as they received a call from the hospital stating that her rotted body was found in an old freezer. Moreover, the relatives were distraught as they had already carried out the last rites of the woman last year.
Not just that, as per the information received by hospital authorities, the body of Durga Sumithra was cremated and they also issued death certificate to her relatives.
"Durga Sumithra had COVID-19 and was admitted to the hospital but she died after four days. We were informed that cremation will be done according to our tradition, but again we got a call yesterday that her rotted body was kept in the old freezer for the last 15 months which was very disturbing for us," said Sujatha, a relative of Sumithra.
As per reports, a new mortuary was inaugurated in December 2020 as the number of deaths increased due to COVID-19. Following this, the old mortuary was left unattended and only after a foul smell started emanating the staff went to clean the freezers and recovered the two bodies.