Hamirpur, May 12
Amid the spike in the Covid cases, people are becoming more and more apprehensive about attending cremation of their close family members. As per reports, about seven families preferred to skip the cremation of their family members who had succumbed to Covid in government facilities in the district.
Significantly, three or four Covid persons died everyday last week. This also sent a wave of fear among people. Even the health and government authorities are facing a tough time in handling such cases.
Notably, a Covid-19 deceased can only be cremated as per the standard operative procedure and the increase in the number of deaths and absence of such volunteers had aggravated this problem.
SDM CL Thakur said the administration had cremated six or seven bodies of patients whose relatives did not turn up at the crematorium. He said people should not fear as the administration was following the protocol for cremation. People should, in fact, come forward to help the society and the administration to contain and handle the situation raised due to the pandemic, he added.
Debashweta Banik, Deputy Commissioner, said the administration was looking for volunteers who could assist people in isolation and containment zones.