Karkala: Private hospital negligence - Mortal remains of corona victim exchanged

Daijiworld Media Network - Karkala (SP)

Karkala, May 18: In an incident which happened here on Monday May 17 ostensibly due to the negligence of the hospital staff, a hospital, instead of giving the body of a coronavirus-infected person, delivered another body.

A 44-year-old man of Sringeri origin was employed at Bengaluru. During his visit to the residence of his wife at Borkatte, Karkala, he suffered from coronavirus infection. He had been admitted into a private hospital in the outskirts of Mangaluru. However, he did not recover and breathed his last there.

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The body of a person from Hosabettu who had died at the said hospital was also lying nearby at the mortuary. The hospital staff wrongly handed over the body of the man from Hosabettu to the family from Karkala.

When the body was taken to Kariyakallu graveyard at Karkala for the funeral, the relatives noticed that the body had been exchanged. They sent the body back after which the hospital staff searched for the right body and then replaced it in place of the wrong one. The Karkala family made it doubly sure before cremating the body that it belonged to their own person.

In the meanwhile, relatives of the man from Hosabettu had visited the hospital's mortuary to collect the body but learnt that the body of their relative had been dispatched to Karkala. The relatives expressed grave concern about the faux pas of the hospital staff.







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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Buy 1 and get 1 free ? Have you thought of any sale ? Common, jokes apart, have some mercy/sympathetic/emotional view and due respect to the dead person.

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  • Ramesh, Mangalore

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Buy one and get one free offer from hospital.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Ramesh, Mangalore, Your comments are ridiculous.

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Tue, May 18 2021

    This is the best example for uneducated people.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, May 18 2021

    I'm sure this was an Accident ...

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Many such incidents happen at Nallasopara.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Jossey S Mumbai,small accidents happen .It is human .But such grave mistake shouldnt happen.Have to check twice before one hands over.Afterall there is a names etikett hanging on each body when not on wrong one.Dont they not sign?Atleast one who took over the body didnt find it iswron one?Faults from every side.I noticed many things and times things are not working as they should be in karkala hospital.Why noone is taking responsibility there.Dont care Policy ?

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  • Vinaya, Mangaluru

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Total negligence of hospital staff. Strict action to be taken in the staff who released the wrong body to the families. Hospitals to take extra care when releasing covid death person.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, May 18 2021

    Same like the government and some eccentric politicians and leadershio. Kya ho raha hai kudh ko maloom nanhee. Elections zaroor jeethna hai. Kuch bi hone do. Hum election ladenge. Jab tak he jaan jab tak he dumb

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