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Hospital turns wedding venue for Covid positive patient in Kerala

The wedding of a Kainakari native Sarath Mon was held at Vandaanam Medical College Hospital on April 25 after he and his mother tested positive for the virus days before the wedding.

COVID-19, Coronavirus, Kerala, Alappuzha, Vandaanam, Vandaanam Medical College Hospital wedding, covid-19 wedding, Covid ward wedding, Covid ward wedding venue, wedding ceremony at Covid ward, trending news, Kerala news, Indian Express newsPictures and videos of the wedding ceremony, which have been making rounds of the internet, show the couple exchanging garlands as doctors and hospital staff watch on. (Express photo)

A Covid ward at a hospital in Kerala’s Alappuzha district was witness to a rare moment of celebration after it turned into a wedding venue for a Covid positive patient.

Sarath Mon, the groom and a native of Kainakari, tested positive along with his mother days before the wedding and both were admitted to Vandaanam Medical College Hospital on April 25.

Despite the unfortunate development, the families of both the bride and groom decided to go ahead with the ceremony on the scheduled date and time, choosing the hospital as the venue.

COVID-19, Coronavirus, Kerala, Alappuzha, Vandaanam, Vandaanam Medical College Hospital wedding, covid-19 wedding, Covid ward wedding, Covid ward wedding venue, wedding ceremony at Covid ward, trending news, Kerala news, indian Express news Sarath Mon and Abhirami exchange garlands at their wedding in Vandaanam Medical College Hospital on April 25. (Express Photo)

After getting permission to conduct the ceremony from the collector and hospital superintendent Dr RV Ramlal, the bride, Abhirami, a native of Thekkanaryad, arrived at the hospital in a PPE kit on the wedding day, accompanied by a relative.

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Pictures and videos of the wedding ceremony, which have been making rounds of the internet, show the couple exchanging garlands as doctors and hospital staff watch on.

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According to local news agency Mathrubhumi, the wedding was fixed over a year ago but had to be postponed as the pandemic gripped the country.

After trimming the guest list down to 75, as per government regulations, the families were gearing up for the wedding when Sarath Mon and his mother developed breathing trouble on April 21. The duo, who thereafter tested positive for the virus, was admitted to the Covid ward at the medical college hospital.

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COVID-19, Coronavirus, Kerala, Alappuzha, Vandaanam, Vandaanam Medical College Hospital wedding, covid-19 wedding, Covid ward wedding, Covid ward wedding venue, wedding ceremony at Covid ward, trending news, Kerala news, indian Express news the bride, Thekkanaryad native Abhirami, donning a PPE kit was accompanied to the hospital by a relative. (Express photo)

As per the report, Abhirami will return to her relatives’ place while Sarath Mon can only head home after returning a negative test and completing his quarantine period.

First published on: 25-04-2021 at 03:54:42 pm
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