JORABAT, April 19 - It was heartbreaking for a healthcare worker who was unable to perform the funeral rites of his father, as he was under 14 days� quarantine following his duty at the Sonapur District Hospital.
Mukesh Ingti, a resident of Amgudi under the Sonapur revenue circle, was quarantined on April 8 when he received a call that informed him about his father�s demise due to a stroke early on April 14 morning.
A health department team then arranged a vehicle for Ingti that morning and rushed him to the Sonapur District Hospital to get his preliminary test done.
Ingti was then made to wear a complete PPE kit and taken to the crematorium where the funeral of his father was being performed.
Ingti, however, could not perform the rituals himself as he helplessly kept watching the funeral away from the site. He decided to act responsibly and not put his family and others at risk.
After the funeral was over, he returned to the hotel at Paltan Bazar where he was under quarantine.
�So near, yet so far away. It is so painful for me that I couldn�t see him one last time,� a crestfallen Ingti said through a video message, choking with emotion.
Exhorting all fellow citizens to abide by the lockdown norms, Ingti said that a few days in isolation would give people many, many years to remain with their loved ones. He also prayed deeply for others so that no one has to go through such a heart-rending situation like him.