Hyderabad: The body of a missing patient has been found in a hospital mortuary, the police said.
The police report says, a complaint was lodged on June 6 stating that Narender Singh, 39, had gone missing after he was admitted to the Gandhi Hospital.
The medical record says that the patient had been admitted to the COVID-19 hospital after complaining of breathlessness and fever on May 31.
Speaking to ANI Ranveer Reddy, Circle Inspector, said that “After receiving the complaint, we took up the investigation. It was noticed that before getting admitted to Gandhi hospital, Narender Singh was treated in Osmania and King Koti hospital.”
After the investigation, the police found that Narender Singh died on May 31 at 10:30 pm at the hospital and was marked as an unidentified body while his name was mentioned in the OP sheet as Narender Singh.
The senior officials added that “After a few days, we identified this marked unidentified corpse as Narender Singh’s body”.
The police said that on Friday, the man’s family members were called to the hospital to identify the body. The body was sent for an autopsy after which it was handed over to the family on Saturday.
The police officer said that “The missing case has been altered to a suspicious death and further probe is in”.
While addressing the media, a man from his family said that “The hospital has shown negligence as he was healthy when admitted to hospital. They are giving us a body in return. Initially, the hospital authorities said that they have discharged Narender Singh and now they said they are having the body. If treatment was provided to Narender on time then he would have been alive now.”
Looking back to the history, a similar incident took place at the hospital recently after a resident of Asif Nagar in Hyderabad sought the help of Telangana Chief Minister alleging that the body of his brother was missing from the hospital.