The West Bengal authorities has determined to permit relations to see the physique of a suspected COVID-19 affected person earlier than it was disposed of with out ready for the take a look at outcomes to come back, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mentioned on Tuesday.
The choice was taken from a humane standpoint, she mentioned.
Ms Banerjee mentioned that as per the Indian Council for Medical Analysis (ICMR) pointers, there isn’t any 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 take a look at stories to reach. The relations want to attend until that. Now, there isn’t any want to attend. We’ll permit them to see the physique for half-an-hour, however it will likely be inside a canopy. The disposal will probably be carried out 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 in the course of the monsoon.
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