Missing COVID Patient’s Body Found in Maha Hospital Toilet. An 82-year-old woman was found in a toilet cubicle of a Jalgaon district government hospital in Maharashtra on Wednesday, 10 June.
Missing COVID Patient’s Body Found in Maha Hospital Toilet
Malati Nehete had been admitted with COVID-19 since 2 June but had gone missing since eight days. Though she had gone missing for a long time, officials at the hospital did not check for her and insisted that “she has simply walked away.”
Even when her partially decomposed body was lying in the toilet cubicle for days, no hospital authorities found it.
After some patients complained of foul smell, the hospital authorities opened the cubicle door to find the dead body of the old woman.
The hospital records showed that at least three patients with breathing difficulties have died while trying to go to the toilet.
These patients are were not provided bedpans and according to hospital authorities, hospital staff were not keen on helping them to the bathroom due to fear of infection.
So far, five officials of the hospital, including Dean Dr BS Khaire, have been suspended. The government has ordered a detailed probe into the incident.
Harshal Nehete, the grandson of the deceased woman is a marketing executive who lives in Pune. Since his father Tulsiram is recovering from COVID-19 in a private hospital in Nashik and his wife is pregnant, no one in the family could attend the funerals of his mother and grandmother.