Kolkata: Family forced to preserve 71-year-old Covid-19 victim’s corpse in freezer

Kolkata: Family forced to preserve 71-year-old Covid-19 victim’s corpse in freezer

The aged man died on Monday, hours after enterprise a Covid-19 take a look at, as advised by his physician. His household’s worst fears got here true when the report indicated that he was contaminated by the lethal virus.

Image shoiwng corpse of the 71-year-old man in a freezer. (Photograph: Indrajit Kundu)

A household in Kolkata was compelled to protect the corpse of a deceased 71-year-old man in a freezer after his demise at house. The person examined Covid-19 constructive hours after his loss of life.

The aged man died on Monday, hours after enterprise a Covid-19 take a look at, as advised by his physician. His household’s worst fears got here true when the report indicated that he was contaminated by the lethal virus.

The aged man lived along with his household at an house in central Kolkata’s Amherst Road. On Monday, after taking the take a look at, he fell severely unwell and handed away within the afternoon.

The household physician refused to signal a loss of life certificates citing Covid-19 protocols and advised that the physique be preserved till the Covid-19 report arrives.

“Physician stated my uncle presumably died of cardiac arrest however since his Covid-19 take a look at report is pending, he will be unable to concern a loss of life certificates. Until such time, he requested us to protect the physique,” the deceased man’s nephew stated.

Until late on Monday night time, the household carried the physique in a hearse to a number of mortuaries within the metropolis, however all of them refused fearing contamination.

Calls have been made to the native police, state well being division and civic our bodies, however there was no response. Fearing that the physique might decompose, the household purchased a freezer in a determined bid to protect the physique.

After a harrowing 48 hours, Kolkata Municipal Company (KMC) personnel lastly arrived on the house on Wednesday afternoon and took the physique away at round three pm. The constructing was later sanitised.

READ MORE | Over 19,000 new coronavirus circumstances take India’s tally to over 6 lakh, restoration fee practically 60%

READ MORE | Negligence by individuals rising after unlock, says PM Modi

IndiaToday.in has loads of helpful sources that may enable you to higher perceive the coronavirus pandemic and shield your self. Learn our complete information (with data on how the virus spreads, precautions and signs), watch an knowledgeable debunk myths, and entry our devoted coronavirus web page.
Get real-time alerts and all of the information in your telephone with the all-new app. Obtain from

  • Andriod App
  • IOS App

LATEST NEWS

- Advertisement -

RECENT ARTICLES

Happy birthday Prabhas: Did you know the Baahubali star wanted to be a hotelier? – regional movies

Thanks to the global reach of SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali franchise, Prabhas is no longer an Indian actor and his popularity has transcended boundaries. His...

After 2 losses, Real Madrid reeling before trip to Barcelona – football

After being humbled by a recently promoted club and a Ukrainian side playing with reserves, Real Madrid faces a trip to Camp Nou. Barcelona...

Mi Watch Revolve Review | NDTV Gadgets 360

Mi Watch Revolve is the first smartwatch from Xiaomi to launch in India, and it looks as though the company has been doing its...

Abhishek Bachchan And Riteish Deshmukh Have Planned An “Unforgettable Night At Jalsa” Post Pandemic. Details Here

A fan page shared this photo of Abhishek and Riteish. (Image courtesy: jr.bachchanfan )HighlightsRiteish re-tweeted a post celebrating 39 years of 1981 film...
x