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Wife’s body bitten by rats in mortuary: Retired Colonel

Tribune News Service

Dera Bassi, July 31

A retired Colonel has alleged that the body of his wife was bitten by rats in the mortuary of Indus International Hospital, Dera Bassi.

He also alleged medical negligence on the part of the private hospital in the treatment of his wife which led to her death.

Jasjot Kaur (52) died of cardiac problems at Indus International Hospital in Dera Bassi around 7:40 am yesterday. She was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday.

Her cremation was slated for Friday at 2 pm. Since, her brothers and kin had to come from far off places, the family decided to keep the body in the mortuary before shifting it to a crematorium in Panchkula. But today afternoon, there was an unexpected delay in releasing the body by the hospital authorities.

Col Amarjit Chandhok (retd), deceased's husband and resident of Sector 26, Panchkula, said, "There was medical negligence on the part of doctors which led to the death of my wife. A day earlier, I had complained that the hospital staff was incompetent in taking blood reports."

"At the time of taking the body from the mortuary, blood was oozing out of the right ear and mouth of the body. When I refused to accept the body, a team of doctors visited the mortuary and informed me that it seemed rats have bitten it. Foul smell was also emanating from the body. I suspect that proper temperature was not maintained on the room which led to the smell and consequent mutilation of the body by the rats. I want the people responsible for it punished," he said, while addressing the mediapersons.

Surinderpal S Bedi, Indus International Hospital, Director (Clinical Services), said, "The mortuary of the hospital is outside the main premises. We are looking into the matter."

Dera Bassi Tehsildar Navpreet GIll took the body into his custody and kept it in the mortuary of the Civil Hospital, Dera Bassi. The post-mortem would be conducted by a panel of doctors tomorrow.

Was to be cremated at 2pm on friday

  • Jasjot Kaur (52) died of cardiac problems at Indus International Hospital in Dera Bassi around 7:40 am on Thursday. Her cremation was slated at 2 pm on Friday.
  • Col Amarjit Chandhok (retd), deceased's husband and resident of Sector 26, Panchkula, said, "At the time of taking the body from the mortuary, blood was oozing out of the right ear and mouth of the body. When I refused to accept the body, a team of doctors visited the mortuary and informed me that it seemed rats had bitten it. Foul smell was also emanating from the body. I want the people responsible for it punished."


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