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An Indian man thought to have died of COVID-19 miraculously returns home after two years


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A man from the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh returned home on Saturday after being declared dead from COVID-19 two years ago, according to local media.

Kamlesh Patidar, 35, was hospitalized in Vadodara, Gujarat, during the second wave of COVID after contracting the virus in 2021.

Despite receiving medical attention, Kamlesh reportedly died and was pronounced dead by the attending physicians. His family members received the body from the hospital and performed the last rites.

However, family members were shocked on Saturday after Kamlesh knocked on the door around 6 a.m. Now, he has returned home, but he did not disclose anything about where he lived during this period, said Mukesh Patidar, Kamlesh’s cousin.

The Dhar region authorities launched an investigation into the matter and said it would become clear after recording a statement from Patidar.

In a similar incident in 2020, a man from West Bengal was declared dead due to COVID and his family members performed his last rites.

However, he later returns home after the hospital staff turns out to have made a mistake and switched his medical reports with another patient.

The incident occurred in North 24 Parganas and came to light after the hospital staff contacted the family of the other patient, whose last rites were being performed.

The state health department later launched an investigation into the matter to investigate the circumstances that led to the error.

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