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Maggots found in bedsores of coronavirus cured man, Kerala health minister orders probe


Family of a coronavirus cured bed-ridden man said that maggots were found in his bedsores when he was brought back to his residence after getting discharged from the hospital. Kerela Health Minister KK Shailaja has ordered a probe in the matter.

Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja. (Photo: PTI)

Maggots were found in bedsores of a bedridden man, who was discharged from hospital after being cured of the novel coronavirus infection, his family said.

Family of 55-year-old Anilkumar had filed a complaint with Kerela Health Minister KK Shailaja on Sunday evening, saying that when the health department brought him home, they found maggots wriggling in his bedsores.

On Monday, KK Shailaja ordered a probe in the matter.

Shailaja also asked the Medical Education Department director to look into the matter and file a report.

“The Director of the Department of Medical Education has been asked to probe the incident and file a report.We will ensure proper treatment for Anilkumar,” Shailaja said in a statement.

Anil Kumar, a daily wage labourer, was hospitalised on August 21 after he suffered a fall and was bedridden.

“As his health deteriorated, he was shifted to the ICU. He was tested positive for coronavirus. The hospital authorities asked us to go into quarantine. But when we inquired about the father’s condition, they assured us that he is being taken care of well,” his daughter, Anjana, said.

Anil Kumar’s son, Abhilash, said that medical college officials informed him that his condition was stable and they were going to discharge him.

“The authorities allotted a nurse in an ambulance after he was discharged, but once he was shifted to bed at our residence, we found maggots,” he said.

(With inputs from PTI)



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