Mangaluru, April 26, 2020: A delegation led by District Congress Committee president Harish Kumar, asked the district administration should not succumb to any pressure and ensure that the guidelines issued by World Health Organisation and Union ministry of health and family welfare pertaining to Covid-19 management are followed in letter and spirit.
The delegation, which met deputy commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh on Saturday, expressed its shock at an eight-hour delay in the cremation of a 75-year-old Covid-19 victim on Thursday. This was the second coronavirus death in Dakshina Kannada district.
The delegation urged the administration to conduct the last rites of any Covid-19 patient at the nearest crematorium and use an electric crematorium.
“It was in this connection that the first Covid-19 deceased was cremated at the electric crematorium at Boloor on Sunday,” Harish Kumar said, questioning the need for the administration to scout for a different crematorium on Thursday and wondering if there was any political pressure.
Courtesy: Times of India