For the primary time in almost two months, no our bodies had been cremated or buried as per Covid protocols for two consecutive days — Saturday and Sunday— in Delhi’s East Delhi Municipal Company.
There are 164 areas for cremation and two burial grounds within the jurisdiction of East MCD.
The cremation grounds of East Delhi had seen a peak of 100 Covid-19 funerals on Might 1, the best ever recorded. Over 50 our bodies got here to their crematoria every day within the final two weeks of April and first week of Might.
Mayor of East MCD Nirmal Jain mentioned that for the previous two days no final rites of Covid sufferers had been held in his jurisdiction. “We’re hopeful that the scenario will proceed to stay below management and the company is upgrading all its hospitals in case there’s a third wave.”
Within the North and South MCDs on Sunday, fifteen and ten Covid cremations had been carried out respectively, in accordance with the information of the three firms— East, North and South — that handle the crematoriums and graveyards within the metropolis.
On Saturday, there have been 15 Covid funerals in North MCD and 24 in South.
At present, over 1,184 areas are reserved at 28 websites of MCDs for final rites as per Covid protocols.
The civic our bodies perform Covid protocol cremations with a slew of precautions mandated by the well being ministry to minimise the danger of the an infection spreading. This is applicable for deaths by which check outcomes are awaited or not finished, however hospitals have mandated to comply with covid protocol.
A senior official of the Civic physique mentioned the final week of April was robust as “we did over 650 covid-19 funerals for eight days in a row, ranging from April 24”.
The information exhibits that the interval between April 22 to Might 7 noticed greater than half of the deaths in these two months.
On April 29 alone, 717 our bodies got here to the cremation grounds of Delhi for final rites as per covid-19 protocol, which suggests round 30 our bodies each hour.
This was additionally the time when our bodies had been saved in queue or burnt by making preparations in parking or open areas exterior. From April 28, over 700 funerals had been finished for 4 steady days.