A candy store proprietor in Kolkata, who had undergone a take a look at for coronavirus, died on Wednesday night, hours earlier than testing optimistic for the lethal virus. Locals left his physique inside his store in north Kolkata’s Gouribari for 16 lengthy hours after failing to get a loss of life certificates to carry out his final rites.
The 57-year-old died on his approach to the Calcutta Medical Faculty and Hospital on Wednesday night after he fell in poor health, the individuals from the locality, who accompanied him, stated. Since he had died earlier than reaching the hospital, medical doctors refused to present a loss of life certificates. The locals then introduced him again to the store and left his physique inside all evening, with the shutters pulled down.
The person, who was from Bengal’s Singur, used to dwell at his store alongside along with his employees. After falling in poor health per week in the past, he went for a take a look at on the Calcutta Medical Faculty and Hospital. However seeing an enormous queue for checks there, he went to a personal lab on June 29.
On Wednesday, the person’s situation deteriorated. Locals took him to Calcutta Medical Faculty’s COVID facility however have been denied a loss of life certificates since he had died earlier than reaching the hospital.
They then approached a health care provider within the neighborhood of the candy store for a loss of life certificates however he refused to present one with out seeing the coronavirus take a look at report.
They even contacted the police who suggested them to attend till the report got here.
Hitting a useless finish, the locals left the physique contained in the candy store and shuttered it.
On Thursday morning, when the take a look at report turned out to be optimistic, they knowledgeable the state well being division.
Round midday, staff of the division took the physique away and later sanitised the candy store.
The seven employees, who lived within the store with the proprietor, have now been quarantined.