Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
A day after it was reported that a Kolkata family was forced to keep the body of COVID-19 patient in a freezer inside their house for three days, another horrific incident has come to the fore exposing the delay of the authorities in issuing death certificates in such cases resulting in the helplessness of the families, which take drastic steps pushing several into the risk zones.
The body of a COVID-19 patient was kept inside a shop in North Kolkata for around 15 hours by his family members after doctors at a hospital refused to issue a death certificate as his COVID-19 test report was pending.
Administration Embellish for his cremation on Thursday afternoon after local people put up a road blockade demanding the removal of the body from the shop in the congested Ultadanga area, family members of the 55-year-old deceased said.
The 55-year-old owner of a sweetmeat shop in Ultadanga, who was sick for some time, underwent tests for COVID-19 infection on Wednesday and died after returning from the laboratory in the evening, family sources said.