In the Dhar area of Madhya Pradesh, a man whose funeral rites were carried out by his family members after he was proclaimed “dead” owing to COVID-19 by a hospital, has returned home after two years.
Over two years after his burial rituals were completed, Kamlesh Patidar, 35, shocked his family members by knocking on his maternal aunt’s house in Karodkala hamlet at around six on Saturday morning.
Kamlesh Patidar became ill during the second COVID-19 wave. After being checked into the hospital, the medical team declared him dead. According to his cousin Mukesh Patidar, who talked to the media, the family performed his last rituals when the hospital released the ‘corpse’ to them.
According to Ram Singh Rathore, Kamlesh Patidar caught the coronavirus in 2021 and was treated at a hospital in Vadodara, Gujarat.
He said that the doctors verified his death as a consequence of COVID-19 infection after the family performed the last rites for the body that had been sent by the hospital in Vadodara, and they subsequently returned to their hamlet.
According to Rathore, the family found out that he was still alive when he got home on Saturday. The situation would be resolved following the recording of Kamlesh Patidar’s statement, according to the official.