In a shocking incident, a family in Kolkata was forced to keep the body of a 71-year-old man in an ice cream freezer for two days as doctors refused to issue death certificate without COVID-19 test result.
As per reports, on June 29, the man went to the doctor as he experienced difficulty in breathing. He was told by the doctor to take a COVID-19 test. As the senior citizen returned home, his condition deteriorated and he died at around 3 pm.
A doctor visited the deceaseds apartment wearing a PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) suit. The doctor refused to issue a death certificate and asked the family to get in contact with the health department or police. The police directed the family to a local councillor, who, however, did not respond.
A family member of the deceased told PTI that the family members made several calls to the helpline given to them but they did not get any response. The family contacted mortuaries but officials there refused to help after hearing the circumstances of the man’s demise. Since all the calls went unanswered, on June 30 morning, the family decided to preserve the body, which was rapidly decomposing in the heat, inside an ice-cream freezer. The same evening, test reports of the man came back positive for the virus.
?Even after getting the test reports, we kept on contacting the state health department but there was no response. During the morning hours of July 1, health department finally called up and set the process in motion for removing the body for last rites, the family member said.
Purva Kothari’s jewellery collection sparkles at ‘Intrea’ exhibition in Nagpur
Amid festivities, jewellery designer Purva Kothari conducted a two-day exhibition of diamond studded jewellery at Jawaharlal Darda Art Gallery in Nagpur on October 1 and 2.
Purva, in the past, has enticed celebrities including Director at Reliance Industries Nita Ambani, Varsha Patel wife of former minister Praful Patel, Founder at Videocon Venugopal Dhoot, Founder Chairman at GMR Group GM Rao and endorsements from Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saina Nehwal, to name a few.
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September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.