As the cases are rising the inhuman treatment of the deceased bodies is also increasing. In a recent incident in Bhopal, Wajid Ali who was found COVID positive was taken to the designated hospital but in between the body was dumped. Wajid’s son said that he was alive when he was in the ambulance.
The 57-year old man from Bhopal was seeking treatment for his renal disease from People’s Hospital Bhopal. He developed coronavirus symptoms over there and was tested for COVID.
The test came positive, he was then shifted to Chirayu Hospital which has been designated for COVID treatment. The ambulance came to People’s Hospital at 4:30 pm to take Wajid to Chirayu hispital. However, within half an hour the ambulance returned to People’s Hospital and dumped his body on the road.
Dr Manju from People’s General Hospital said:
“An ambulance from Chirayu hospital reached Peoples hospital at around 4:30 pm and after Wajid Ali was taken, we started the process of fumigation of the hospital as per the protocol and while the process was still on, the ambulance returned and dumped his body on the road,”
All of this has been recorded in the CCTV footage. The district administration was informed about the incident after which the body was taken back to Chirayu hospital. Meanwhile, the People’s doctor are seen trying to revive Wajid’s body.
“This had to be done because the process of fumigation was on. Once the hospital staff came to know that the patient had tested positive for coronavirus, the required SOPs had to be followed and we were doing the same,”
Abid Ali said:
“I do not know what happened in the ambulance but why did the district administration have to shift him to the hospital if they were to dump him on the road like this,”
Chirayu Hospital MD Ajay Goenka said that the patient’s condition started deteriorating which is why he was taken back to People’s Hospital.
“We received a call from the Peoples General Hospital that a man suffering from renal diseases has tested positive and has to be shifted to Chirayu Hospital. We were also informed that all his vitals including BP were normal so we sent a normal ambulance. The patient was picked up from the hospital but while he was being brought to Chirayu Hospital, the driver and nurse of the ambulance realised that his condition was deteriorating so they took the patient back to Peoples hospital as they were closer to it. Simultaneously, they informed Chirayu Hospital and another ambulance with a ventilator, and a doctor was sent which reached the spot within 20 minutes.”