By: Jahangeer Ganaie
Srinagar: In a shocking incident, a two-month-old baby, who tested positive for Covid-19 and died in Jammu hospital yesterday, was abandoned by none other than his own parents, who fled from the hospital without taking the body of their baby along.
Medical Superintendent SMGS hospital Jammu Dr Dara Singh said a two-month-old baby was admitted on Sunday morning at around 7 am.
“The baby was suffering from congenital heart disease and other problems and he died of cardiac arrest at around 8 PM,” he said. “Soon after cardiac arrest, RAT test was done which came positive after which we asked his parents to undergo Covid test as well, but instead of going for testing, they ran away.”
He said that they continuously called them but baby’s parents aren’t receiving repeated calls from the hospital. “We have kept the body of the baby in the hospital mortuary,” Dar Singh said.
Official sources said that if the baby’s parents won’t come to take the baby, the hospital authorities will cremate the baby under proper Covid SoPs.
Pertinently, this is the first kind of incident in Jammu and Kashmir since the Covid pandemic started, which has left the humanity shaken—(KNO)