60-year-old woman believed to have died from Covid throws family into shock as she returns home two weeks later
After a woman died of Covid-19, her grieving family was taken aback when she returned home two weeks after her funeral.
Muktyala Girijamma, a 60-year-old woman, was proclaimed dead in May after catching coronavirus and was cremated right away.
Muktyala Girijamma, a 60-year-old woman, was proclaimed dead in May after catching coronavirus and was cremated right away, when they tried to visit her at the Vijayawada Government General Hospital, where she was receiving treatment, they were told she had died and had to be cremated.
The family could only see the body from a distance due to Covid-19 requirements, and it was firmly wrapped in plastic until it was cremated.
Muktyala’s nephew, Nagu said,
“The duty doctor on that day failed to inform my uncle that she was shifted to another ward and told him that she succumbed to Covid.
“Believing it, we went to the mortuary to find her body where we were given the body of another woman. Since we could not verify the body before taking it as it was packed, we took the body home and performed the last rites.”