Dog gnaws at body of COVID-19 victim in Hindon
The deceased was employed as an orderly in the district choose’s court docket of Ghaziabad and was examined COVID-19 constructive on Thursday.
Adding to the distress of the members of the family of a 51-year-old man who died of COVID-19, his body stored in a queue at the Hindon crematorium was gnawed by a stray canine.
The deceased was employed as an orderly in the district choose’s court docket of Ghaziabad and was examined COVID-19 constructive on Thursday. After he developed respiration issues, he was admitted to the civil hospital.
Triloki Singh, a colleague, mentioned that the affected person was underneath therapy however his situation deteriorated and he was referred to Santosh Medical College on Saturday night. He confirmed signal of enchancment and his oxygen reached to 80 from 40. But after few hours, his oxygen degree once more fell to 30 at round 11 pm. At 1 a.m. on Sunday, he suffered cardiac arrest and docs declared him lifeless. The hospital handed over the body to the household as per COVID-19 protocol by wrapping it in a PPE equipment and a bit of polythene.
“We kept trying for ambulance from 1.30 a.m. onwards and finally managed to arrange one by around 8 a.m. We had reached Hindon Cremation at around 8 a.m. and we were informed that token will be given at 10 am because they already have bodies in queue and platforms are occupied,” mentioned Mr Singh.
Family members advised that they stored the body in a queue and so they went to face underneath the shade because it was sizzling and a workers member of crematorium knowledgeable them that their flip would come by 6 pm as a number of our bodies have been in “queue” for cremation.
“At around 2 pm, a passerby informed that a dog was gnawing at a body kept in queue and had eaten the face. Many people who had come with their bodies and waiting for their turn rushed to find out what had happened. We found that a dog had torn through the PPE kit of the body and had eaten a part of the face. We immediately raised the matter with district administration staff at Hindon. We managed to cremate the body at 3.30 p.m,” mentioned a relative, who wished to not be named.
He added that after this folks at Hindon staged a protest and demanded instant intervention of senior officers. The workers made them converse to a senior officer, who promised to fence the world to stop entry of stray animals.