The fake pas of Odisha authorities in first declaring Covid-19 as the reason for loss of life of a Surat-returned youth after which subsequent denial few hours later has led to social ostracism of the household of the deceased.
Purna Chandra Gouda of Haripur village in Jagannathprasad block of Ganjam district had returned house from Surat on March 11 when his son was born. Although he had come from Surat a lot earlier than the lockdown was introduced, he needed to spend 14 days in house quarantine and didn’t develop any signs of Covid-19.
On Could 11, Gouda instantly developed respiratory issues following which his household admitted him to Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati medical faculty and hospital in Berhampur city of Ganjam. On Could 12, he was shifted to the Covid-19 hospital at Shitalapalli space of city following advice of the docs.
He died on Could 16 on the Covid-19 hospital, the reason for loss of life isn’t but recognized. On Could 17, the state authorities declared him to have died of Covid-19. Nevertheless, a few hours after his loss of life, the state authorities backtracked saying his check stories have come unfavorable for the virus. The identical day one other youth in Ganjam district, who had returned from Surat, succumbed to the virus.
The flip-flop over Gouda’s loss of life, nevertheless, triggered a serious disaster for his household after villagers refused to permit the physique to enter the village for cremation over fears that he succumbed to the virus. With individuals of Haripur village not agreeing to permit Gouda’s physique enter the village, his spouse has been visiting the mortuary for final 2 days.
“The villagers assume my husband died of coronavirus which isn’t true. Why ought to I undergo for errors of the federal government,” requested Gouda’s spouse Rosy.
Ganjam district collector Vijay Amrita Kulange stated the Surat returnee was shifted to Covid hospital as per the usual working process for anybody having respiratory troubles. “As he was Surat returnee, it was performed. He was later examined unfavorable for the virus,” he stated.
To this point four individuals in Odisha have succumbed to Covid-19 whereas 896 have examined optimistic.