‘Dead Wife’ shows up days after funeral
A man was shocked when the woman he believed to be dead returned home safe and sound.
Gaddayya, from Jaggiahpet, India, visited his wife Mutyala Girijamma every day she was in the hospital to fight Covid-19, making sure she was recovering well.
However, on May 15, three days after being admitted, he went to the government general hospital in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, and could not find her.
After speaking to the staff, who checked his wife’s medical records, Gaddayya learned that she had sadly passed away and her body was returned to her.
Due to the risks of the coronavirus, he was told not to open the body bag without making sure he was wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) to avoid spreading the deadly virus.
Gaddayya brought Mutyala’s body back to their home village and performed his final rites that day.
A few days later, he then received the devastating news that his son Ramesh had also died from Covid.
Broken by the loss of his loved ones, Gaddayya held a joint memorial service for Mutyala and Ramesh on May 25.
However, he was left speechless when his wife returned home the next day.
She was reportedly upset that Gaddayya had not picked her up from the hospital, which forced her to take a taxi home and borrow money to do so.
It turned out that the hospital released the body of a stranger.
Mutyala’s nephew Nagu told reporters that his aunt had in fact been moved to another neighborhood.
He said: “The doctor on duty that day did not inform my uncle that she had been transferred to another ward and told her that she had succumbed to Covid.
“Believing, we went to the morgue to find her body where we were given the body of another woman. As we could not check the body before taking it as it was wrapped, we brought the body back. at home and performed the last rites. “
Nagu added: “We are shocked and surprised to see my aunt come back to life. We don’t know who we cremated.
There are reports that the body released by hospital staff has still not been identified.
The hospital has yet to comment on the case and no cases of negligence have been registered with authorities at the time of the report.
However, speaking of the heartbreaking confusion, Gaddayya said something had to be done.
He told The Times of India: “I failed to identify the body as it was packed. Authorities should take action against the hospital.