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Family Complains Vs. Hospital for Transferring Dead Family Member’s Body to Funeral Home w/out Informing Them

Hospital in Pasay City allegedly transferred the body of a dead woman to a funeral home without the consent of her family.

Usually, when a patient dies in a hospital, there is a coordination between the family of the patient and the hospital’s management regarding the transfer of the body of the patient to a funeral home. It is right for hospitals to inform the family of the patient before making huge decisions like transferring a dead body. However, it seemed like it was not what happened in Pasay City.

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Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the family of a woman who died in a hospital in Pasay City complained after the medical facility’s management reportedly transferred her body to a funeral home without their consent or informing them.

According to Allan Dipalac, the son of Gloria who died yesterday, his mother’s body was brought to a different funeral home and not to the one that they have made a transaction with. The body of their mother was already brought when they were told about it.

Gloria was brought to the hospital last week because of a wound in her thigh that had an infection. She was confined and it was treated. However, last Sunday, she suffered from a heart attack and was moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Yesterday, Wednesday, Gloria died at around 2:00 o’clock in the morning. Based on the report, at 4:00 a.m., her family went out to get money for the bill and to fetch the staff of the funeral home in Parañaque City. However, at 8:30 a.m., they were told by the hospital that their mother’s body was already brought to a funeral home in Pasay City.

Allan question’s such move without their consent. According to him, the management thought that they may not be able to pay. They paid for the bill and went to the funeral home where the body of Gloria was brought. Initially, they were asked to pay for the transportation cost and the freezing fee until the funeral home agreed to just release the body to the family.

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