Protests at Sion hospital as body handed over to wrong family, cremated

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |

September 14, 2020 12:36:45 am

We will meet the BMC commissioner on Monday and demand an inquiry into the functioning of the hospital,” Sion Koliwada MLA Tamil Selvan mentioned. (Representational)

Protests broke out at Sion hospital on Sunday after the body of a 28-year-old man was handed over to the wrong household and later cremated.

The deceased, Dharavi resident Ankush Sarvade (28), was admitted to the hospital on August 28 after he was injured in an accident on the Eastern Freeway. Sarvade’s household mentioned that docs at the hospital operated on a head harm quickly after.

Sarvade’s relative, Sanjana Chavan, mentioned the hospital knowledgeable her Saturday that the affected person’s well being had deteriorated. “When we went to the hospital around 7.30 am, we were told that my brother had passed away,” she mentioned.

Following his loss of life, Sarvade’s body was despatched for a postmortem examination. However, when the grieving household went again to the mortuary on Sunday night, they had been proven the body of a a lot older man as an alternative.

“The body was of a man in his 50s. When we asked for Ankush’s body, hospital authorities told us that it was missing. After some time, we were told that the body was mistakenly given to another family and has already been cremated,” Chavan mentioned.

She added that there have been additionally stitches above Sarvade’s proper kidney. “The hospital authorities need to explain why they operated on his kidney when he was hurt on the head,” Chavan mentioned.

As the household appealed to Sion Koliwada MLA Tamil Selvan for assist, the legislator met Sion hospital Dean Dr Mohan Joshi and senior law enforcement officials, demanding that these accountable for the mix-up be recognized and suspended.

“How can the hospital hand over a body to some other family instead to the blood relatives of the deceased? We will meet the BMC commissioner on Monday and demand an inquiry into the functioning of the hospital,” Selvan mentioned.

Dyaneshwar Chavan, Additional Commissioner of Police (Central area), advised Sarvade’s household late Sunday that the police would provoke an inquiry as soon as they submit a written grievance.

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