Don't Hold Bodies Of Suspected COVID-19 Cases Over Pending Lab Reports: Centre Tells States

The final rites ought to be carried out as per authorities tips, well being ministry mentioned (File)

New Delhi:

The Union Well being Ministry has requested all states and Union Territories (UTs) at hand over our bodies of suspected COVID-19 sufferers to their kinfolk with out ready for laboratory studies confirming the an infection. Nevertheless, the final rites ought to be carried out as per authorities tips, the ministry mentioned.

A letter on the matter was despatched to all states and UTs on Wednesday after points have been raised concerning the demise of suspected COVID-19 sufferers and our bodies not being handed over to kinfolk pending affirmation of check report by hospitals.

“I want to make clear that the our bodies of such suspected COVID circumstances ought to be handed over to their kinfolk instantly and laboratory affirmation of COVID-19 shouldn’t be awaited,” the letter written by Director Basic of Well being Providers (DGHS), Well being Ministry, Dr Rajiv Garg mentioned.

These our bodies can, as a matter of considerable precaution, be disposed as per the “Pointers on Useless Physique Administration” out there on the web site of Union Well being Ministry which directs that handlers in PPE accompany the physique for last rites, the letter acknowledged.

“If such demise circumstances check optimistic ultimately, then the requisite motion for contact itemizing, monitoring and so on. ought to be carried out subsequently. Additional crucial motion could also be taken as per the clarification given above,” the letter mentioned.

India’s COVID-19 tally breached the six lakh-mark on Thursday, with a single-day improve of 19,148 circumstances whereas the demise rely rose to 17,834 with 434 fatalities within the final 24 hours, in keeping with Well being Ministry knowledge up to date at eight am.

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