Vijayawada: A 36-year-old woman moved a habeas corpus petition in the high court after her husband, who tested positive for Covid-19, went missing from the hospital. The man was admitted in Guntur Government General Hospital and has been missing for the last two weeks.
The man, who works in an ashram at Nandivelugu village, fell ill on July 14, following which ashram authorities informed his wife about it over the phone. She rushed to Nandivelugvu and took her husband to Tenali government hospital where he tested positive.
On July 16, Tenali hospital authorities told the woman that her husband had been shifted to a private hospital in Mangalagiri that was recognised by the government as a Covid-19 hospital. However, when she went to the said hospital, the authorities told her that no person by her husband’s name was admitted there. Taken aback, she again went back to Tenali and the hospital officials this time told her that he was taken to Guntur GGH. She rushed to Guntur GGH where the officials confirmed that her husband had been admitted there. But as her husband had tested positive, she was not allowed to see him.
As she continued to insist on seeing her husband in the following days, the staff took her to the ward mentioned in the register, but to their surprise he was not there. They searched for him all over the hospital but could not find him.
Unable to find her husband, the woman moved high court with a habeas corpus petition seeking directions to the concerned officials to trace her husband.

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