After waiting for his return for nearly 12 days, his wife Venkayamma visited GGH on Tuesday and requested the authorities to check the whereabouts of her husband. The hospital authorities were shocked when they could not find any record of the patient.
“We found a record in the casualty department that the Covid-19 patient was admitted on July 16. However, there is no record in any of the wards in the Covid care centre which is managing over 500 patients,” GGH superintendent Dr K Sudhakar told TOI.
After searching all the wards and records to trace the patient, the wife and other relatives of the patient have been told to check all the unclaimed bodies of Covid-19 patients at the GGH mortuary. “We are not saying the patient is dead. It is only a suspicion because the patient was not found alive in any of the wards,” said Sudhakar. He added that they would lodge a police complaint if the body is not found in the mortuary.
GGH authorities are also suspecting that the patient might have left without going to the ward after referred there by the casualty department. The patient used to work as a chef.