The bereaved household of an Indian girl who had been declared useless after contracting Covid-19 have been shocked when she returned residence two weeks after her funeral.
Muktyala Girijamma, 60, had reportedly “died of coronavirus” in Might. Her nephew, Nagu, informed reporters that after they tried to go to her at Vijayawada Authorities Normal Hospital on Might 15, they have been informed that she had died and needed to be cremated.
As a consequence of Covid pointers, the household might solely view the physique from a distance and it remained tightly wrapped in plastic proper up till the purpose of cremation.
Nagu stated: “The obligation physician on that day failed to tell my uncle that she was shifted to a different ward and informed him that she succumbed to Covid.
Believing it, we went to the mortuary to search out her physique the place we got the physique of one other girl. Since we couldn’t confirm the physique earlier than taking it because it was packed, we took the physique residence and carried out the final rites.”
The grieving household got the physique for cremation. However Nagu now says, “we have no idea whom we’ve cremated”.
Muktyala returned to the village of Christianpet in Jaggaiahpet Mandal of Krishna district on Wednesday, June 2, simply earlier than the relations have been to carry out the Shraddha ceremony – a ultimate send-off for a departed relative
Muktyala learnt upon her return that her 36-year-old son Ramesh, who had been admitted to hospital affected by Covid on the identical day as her, died of the an infection on May 23.