In a shocking instance that has raised plenty of eyebrows on the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient has alleged that the authorities of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) have removed organs from the patient who passed away on July 2. The family of the deceased claimed that during the cremation they found surgery scars above his naval and alleged that his organs were removed along with his eyes.
According to sources, the patient was Ratul Saikia, a 34-year old resident from Nagaon. He was shifted from the Civil Hospital to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital after he tested COVID positive and showed symptoms of cough, fever, loss of appetite, and breathlessness. Also, at the time of his admission, he was not vaccinated with any dose of the COVID Vaccines. On July 1, the patient’s report stated that he was given Remdesivir and Dexamethasone. Despite being given oxygen, the patient’s health did not improve. He was immediately admitted to the ICU and was administered with Methylprednisolone, Budecort inhaler, and Piperacillin Tazobactum. Later, it was diagnosed that Saikia suffered from Dyselctrolyemia with septic shock with obstructive sleep apnoea, and hence, he was intubated. He passed away on July 2.
Dr. Abhijit Sarmah, Superintendent of GMCH addressing the press stated that pictures have been shown to the media that their eyes are intact of the deceased and there was a plaster stuck above the t-shirt of the body for identification that helps the District Administration for carrying the corpse to the cremation ground. The doctor also expressed dismay over the media’s detailing said as doctors as of now have plenty of work to investigate, essentially taking care of patients, they cannot stand to sit around idly. He further said that the Hospital Administration is consistently open to explanations and the media should not succumb to misguided news without appropriate confirmation.