A true drama faces a family from Rio de Janeiro, who claims the body of a man who was transferred to a clinic in Barranquilla to have a dialysis and two days ago he was notified of his death because of covid-19, so they want to cremate his remains.
Today they cry out for the body of their relative to be handed over to them, Leonel Alfonso Molina Arroyo, 30 years old, who suffered from cerebral palsy and who he claims never had symptoms of covid-19.
“We know that this is a false case of covid-19 and we do not understand with what intention these medical centers play like this with the pain of a family, we ask the authorities to be in charge of clarifying these facts and allow us to have the body of our brother in Riohacha, to give it a Christian burial “, said Dognell Acosta, brother of the deceased young man.
Acosta indicated that it all began on October 12 when they took the young man for a routine exam Radiological Center of Carmen in Riohacha.
“We took him for an induced MRI scan, but strangely he began to develop complications after the exam and the doctors told us this was due to the reaction from the anesthesia. Days passed and complications continued, so we had to take him urgently to the Renacer clinic, where he was transferred to the La Misericordia clinic in Barranquilla ”, explained his brother Dognell Acosta.
Last Tuesday they were notified of his death, despite how painful it wasThey accepted it, but the surprise was when they began the process of transferring the body.
“The funeral home tells us that they must cremate him because in the death certificate they indicated that he died from covid-19, without having shown us the proof before or notified that he was presenting symptoms of this disease”, Acosta exposed.
His relatives today request the intervention of the National Superintendency of Health and perform a necropsy to determine the real causes for which Leonel Alfonso Molina Arroyo would have died.