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After COVID-19 test, 2 dead bodies get exchanged at GMC; family stops last rites after identifying body

After COVID-19 test, 2 dead bodies get exchanged at GMC; family stops last rites after identifying body

In a strange incident at GMC, a family in Nagpur was about to cremate the wrong body thinking the deceased was their family member.
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In a strange incident, a family in Nagpur was about to cremate the wrong body thinking the deceased was their family member. The incidence took place in the mortuary of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) when two elderly womens bodies were exchanged accidentally on Thursday. The two deceased were ? Lalita Pantawane (60) from Parvati Nagar and Savitri Kamble (80) from an old-age home in Tajbagh ? both areas that come under containment zones.

Both the deceaseds swab samples were tested for COVID-19 and had turned negative. While some say the mishap occurred due to carelessness of hospital workers, others blamed it on the employee of the old-age home saying he identified the wrong body. Some were of the opinion that the confusion happened because of the extreme safety caution exercised by the hospital staff due to COVID-19.

The confusion came to light at the mortuary in GMC after shocked members of the Pantawane family protested after pointing out that the body (that was of Kamble) wasn’t of their family member. By that time, the other body (of Pantawane) was already taken to Mokshadham Ghat for last rites. Soon the last rites were stopped and both the families performed the last rites of their respective family members at the same place.

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Deaf and dumb students put up scintillating show at Radio Mirchi’s ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Anurag Raut | Nagpur

Amid heavy rains, Nagpur citizens drenched themselves in patriotism during ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ organised by Radio Mirchi on Sunday, August 14. What made the event all the more special was when several deaf and dumb students of Deaf and Dumb School, Shankar Nagar, gave a splendid performance on national anthem that reverberated patriotic fervour. Apart from them, students from Delhi Public School also left people completely mesmerised with their incredibly soothing performance with various musical instruments.

Ex-Indian Idol contestant from the city Kaivalya Kejkar regaled the audience with songs including ‘Maula Mere Lele Meri Jaan’ from Chak De! India.

Also read:RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat hoists national flag at Nagpur headquarters

 

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Kids in Nagpur walk ramp in khadi outfits during Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

In a rare yet commendable initiative, kids walked the ramp in outfits made in Khadi by designer Durgesh Dixit during Khadi Pride. The ramp walk took place at Sugandh Sabhagruha in Nagpur on Sunday, August 14 in the presence of Central Member of Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Micro Small & Medium Enterprises Jaiprakash Gupta. 

Also read:India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha

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India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Anurag Raut | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) along with the Tribal Development Department in Nagpur launched BLOSSOM that was recently inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. 

BLOSSOM is an initiative that has been launched to reach out to the remotest tribal villages in districts of Chandrapur, Gondia and Gadchiroli in Maharashtra and screen the people for non-communicable diseases and plan suitable interventions.

Launched at Hotel Centre Point Hotel on World Tribal Day, the initiative BLOSSOM stands for: Breast cancer, Liver and lifestyle diseases, Osteoporosis, Sickle cell, Sexually transmitted infections, and Malnutrition.

Around 22 teams would screen a population of 10,000 tribal people across remote villages in the coming three months.

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