The West Bengal authorities has determined to permit members of the family to see the physique of a suspected COVID-19 affected person earlier than it was disposed of with out ready for the check outcomes to return, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mentioned on Tuesday.
The choice was taken from a humane perspective, she mentioned.
Ms Banerjee mentioned that as per the Indian Council for Medical Analysis (ICMR) pointers, there isn’t a distinction between protocols to be adopted for the disposal of our bodies of confirmed COVID-19 sufferers and people of suspected ones.
“However the issue is, if the deceased is a suspected COVID case, it takes round 10-12 hours for the check stories to reach. The members of the family want to attend until that. Now, there isn’t a want to attend. We are going to enable them to see the physique for half-an-hour, however will probably be inside a canopy. The disposal will likely be completed as per the ICMR pointers,” she mentioned.
The West Bengal authorities has been permitting family of individuals who died as a result of contagion to see the physique for 30 minutes to pay their final respects however they should keep sure norms.
Ms Banerjee requested individuals to take precautionary measures and comply with sanitisation practices to battle the pandemic.
She additionally warned the individuals of dengue which impacts individuals throughout the monsoon.
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