SRINAGAR — In a shocking incident, a two-month-old baby, who had tested positive for COVID-19 and died in a Jammu hospital, was abandoned by his parents, who fled from the hospital without taking the body of their baby along.
Quoting sources, KNO reported that in Shri Maharaja Gulab Singh Hospital, Jammu, the two-month-old baby succumbed to the virus on Sunday morning.
“His parents left the hospital without taking the body of their baby along,” a hospital source said. “The hospital staff tried their best to catch the baby’s parents and persuade them to take the body of the baby along but all efforts failed.”
Medical Superintendent SMGS Hospital, Jammu, Dr Dara Singh, said that the baby was admitted on Sunday morning at around 7 a.m.
“The baby was suffering from congenital heart disease and other problems and he died of cardiac arrest at around 8 p.m.,” he said. “Soon after cardiac arrest, RAT test was done which came positive after which we asked his parents to undergo COVID-19 test as well, but instead of going for testing, they ran away.”
He said that they continuously called them but they did not receive repeated calls from the hospital. “We have kept the body of the baby in the hospital mortuary,” Dar Singh said.
Official sources said that in case the baby’s parents do not turn up to take the baby, the hospital authorities will cremate the baby under proper COVID-19 SOPs. (KNO)