A sheer mismanagement of Assam’s health department in dealing with coronavirus cases has come to light.

Believe it or not, a government hospital in Darrang district discharged a Covid-19 positive patient instead of another patient who had recovered from the disease.

The shocking incident took place at a Mangaldai Civil Hospital in Darrang district.

As per reports, Assam government approved a list of 14 people who recovered from the disease as they were admitted at Mangaldai Civil Hospital to get discharged from the government-run hospital.

The hospital authorities mixed up two similar names on the list sent by the state government and released the wrong patient, India Today reported.

The hospital authorities decided to discharge a total of six patients among the 14 on the list.

The migrant worker who was being treating at the hospital since June 5 and the other person with a similar name had been admitted at the hospital since June 3. Both hailed from Dalgaon area in the district.

On Wednesday, the authorities discharged five people from the hospital who recovered from the novel coronavirus.

But the hospital authorities mixed up the names and released the wrong man.

The discharged coronavirus patient reached his village around 9 pm on Wednesday in an ambulance.

When the health officials realised the mistake, they immediately brought back him to the hospital on Thursday.

Following the incident, Darrang district DC has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident.

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