Hyderabad: COVID patient goes missing from Gandhi Hospital

Hyderabad: A COVID-19 patient mysteriously went missing from Gandhi Hospital. He was the resident of Dhoolpet.

34-year-old, Narendra Singh, resident of Mangalhaat, Jaali Hanuman, was shifted to Gandhi Hospital from King Kothi Hospital in an ambulance on May 30. Narendra was suffering from breathlessness and was showing coronavirus symptoms.

After shifting him to Gandhi Hospital, his brother Mukesh Singh spoke to him on phone for two days. Later Narendra’s phone was switched off. His family members lodged a complaint at Magalhaat police station and subsequently a case was booked.

According to sources, no person with name Narendra Singh appeared in the outpatient register of Gandhi Hospital.

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COVID victims’ ID proof must

State Health Minister asked authorities to seek ID proof of the persons who succumbed to COVID before handing over dead bodies.

Earlier, Gandhi Hospital had handed over the dead body of a COVID victim to the wrong family members. The matter came to light after family members unwrapped the body to perform final rites.

It may be mentioned that multiple complaints of such incidents were made earlier too.

This order is effective from June 10.

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