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Body of suspected COVID-19 patient abandoned at bus stop near Ranebennur Taluk Hospital

Confirming the incident, the District Health Officer Dr Rajendra Doddamani said that as per the preliminary report, the suspected COVID-19 patient's covered body was seen being kept in a public place.

Published: 04th July 2020 11:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2020 11:10 PM   |  A+A-

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HAVERI: The body of a person who reportedly succumbed to COVID-19 was disposed of at a bus stop near Ranebennur Taluk Hospital here by its staff members, bringing to the fore again - the laxity in proper burial of virus-infected patients. 

The body was covered in a light blue sheet and was left with a garland - at a bus stop.

Confirming the incident, the District Health Officer Dr Rajendra Doddamani said that as per the preliminary report, the suspected COVID-19 patient's covered body was seen being kept in a public place. He added that abandoning a body which is suspected of the virus is a grave mistake. 

It was mentioned that the person's sample test report was still not received. 

Dr Doddamani, however, said that he has sought a detalied report from Ranebennur Health officer. "I will submit a report to the Deputy Commissioner once I recieve the detailed report. We will take action upon guilty staff," the DHO added.

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