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Vanishing act: Patient goes missing from MR Bangur, found at SSKM

Vanishing act: Patient goes missing from MR Bangur, found at SSKM

Kolkata: In an incident of extreme oddity, a patient was found admitted at SSKM Hospital, who was reported to have gone missing from MR Bangur Hospital a week ago.

The police are conducting an inquiry as to how a patient who cannot walk properly, took admission at SSKM on the same day when he was reported missing from MR Bangur. Adding to the mystery, no name has been entered in this connection, in the admission register of SSKM Hospital. Dhakuria resident Harihar Naskar (60) was admitted to MR Bangur Hospital with acute abdominal pain on June 21. On June 22, his family members went to the hospital but did not find him on the bed. They conducted a thorough search in the hospital but failed to trace him. Finally, they lodged a missing complaint with Jadavpur police station.

The family members said they had contacted the officials in the police outpost and urged them to look into the CCTV cameras. The police officials reportedly told them that the CCTV cameras were not functioning and expressed their inability to track the patient.

Meanwhile, the incident took a curious turn when the family members received a call from the officials of Rabindra Sadan police station, telling them that Naskar had been admitted to SSKM Hospital.

The family members rushed to the hospital and found him on a hospital bed. On inquiry they found that he was admitted to the hospital on June 22, the day when he was found to have gone missing from MR Bangur. What complicates the inexplicable issue is the fact that securing a bed in SSKM on short notice is a tall task. The police have begun an investigation as to how he was given admission, as no name of the person/persons who took him to the hospital was found in the admission register. Since Naskar cannot walk properly, he couldn't have shifted to his new location without help, stated his family members.

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