Karkala, May 18, 2021: In a faux pas, the staff of a private hospital on the outskirts of Mangaluru handed over the body of a wrong person to a family from Karkala whose 44 year old male member had succumbed to Covid infection in the hospital.
The man hailing from Shringeri had contracted Covid after he visited his wife’s house at Borkatte in Karkala and had eventually succumbed after he failed to respond to treatment.
It was only when the family members took the body for cremation that they noticed that it was the body of someone else. In fact a man from Hosabettu had died in the same hospital and his body was placed close by the body of the man from Karkala in the mortuary resulting in the incident. Finally after the family members informed, the body of the deceased member of the family was handed over.