Talegaon: FIR Against MIMER Hospital For Keeping Dead Body Of COVID Patient In Cold Storage For 3 Days For Non-Payment Of Bills

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Pune, 8th May 2021: An FIR has been registered against the MIMER Hospital administration for allegedly keeping the dead body of a COVID positive patient in cold storage for three days as his relatives failed to pay the bill amount.

Based on the complaint from Sudhir Ganesh Loke (23), a resident of Malavli, the case was registered by Talegaon Dabhade police station, Pimpri Chinchwad police commissionerate on Friday night.

According to police, Sudhir’s father Ganesh Loke (50) was undergoing treatment for COVID19 and passed away on May 1. However, he could not pay the bills of the treatment and the hospital refused to hand over the body for three days.


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MP Shrirang Barne intervened following which the hospital handed over the body and the last rites were performed. Barne took up the issue with Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

Police have registered the FIR for an offence under section 297 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for indignity to a human corpse.

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