His concern about the situation in Indian hospitals due to the dramatic development of the coronavirus pandemic in the populous country, was the main reason for which Giannis Kentzis, Greek man found dead in Lucknow's hotel did not seek medical help earlier. This is what Rena Kentzis' sister says to ethnos.gr, which these days with his children are making anxious efforts to be able to repatriate his body.
"My brother died on the 11th day of his illness. Initially, he attributed his illness to the use of air conditioning due to the high temperatures in the country. He did not have a high fever, he thought he had a cold. He did not think he had a crown. When I told him to look for a doctor, he replied that he was afraid of the situation in the hospitals. Told me “it becomes a waste here and I do not have a crown, to go and get stuck”; In the first days he had consciously stayed away from the hospital ".
However, when his health condition did not improve, he turned to the company he worked for to send him to a doctor to be examined: "Even this was not easy to do on the same day as the situation in Indian hospitals and the shortage of medical staff and equipment," Ms Kentzi explained.. And it continues: "A nurse arrived at the hotel, which did a detection test on him coroner. But even for the results there you have to wait three days ".
His death was finally confirmed on Holy Monday by the hotel receptionist or a colleague who was staying in the same accommodation and was worried.. The last communication he had with his family was last Sunday night: "My fiancée told me they talked, that he told her he was fine, how he got out of bed and tidied up his room. "I do not know if he really felt better or if he told her not to worry," his sister tells us..
THE 62former general manager at OSY (Road transportation), had moved to India last December as executive of a Dutch company, which has undertaken the construction of transport infrastructure in the country including the tram, in which he specialized.
"She was never afraid to go there, he did not believe that anything would happen to him. Even though he had several health problems. He was an excellent child and very capable in his work. His colleagues call me to tell me how much they will miss me as a person. The last time he came to Greece was in February to do some medical examinations. ".
Now the efforts of both herself and her two children living in Belgium have focused on being able to bring his body to Greece., which is not at all easy despite the fact that five days have already passed since his death. They are already in contact with the Greek embassy in India, but they still do not have information on when repatriation can take place.