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Patna To Get 3 New Crematoria, Government Stops Charging For Incineration

Family of victims say regardless of the federal government system, everybody’s charging exorbitant charges.

Patna:

Bihar capital Patna yesterday recorded over 120 cremations, an amazing majority of them COVID-19 victims. Such is the scenario that even residents and small merchants situated close to crematoria within the metropolis are astounded by the unprecedented rush.  

Given these troublesome instances, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s authorities has determined to cease charging for cremations. It has additionally requested personal events to arrange three new cremation grounds on the earliest.

It is not solely Covid victims who’ve to attend hours collectively exterior crematoria for his or her flip.

Outdoors the Bans Ghat electrical crematorium, a shopkeeper says, “Earlier there was once as much as 50 folks burnt, however our bodies at the moment are coming in around the clock.”

Family of the victims say that despite the fact that the state authorities has put in place a system, everybody’s charging exorbitant charges, including to the troubles of the bereaved.

“Right here, regardless of the fastened value of wooden and different objects we’re compelled to pay further. Due to covid, nobody comes ahead to assist. We have now to do all the things,” mentioned Ramesh Kumar, a relative of a COVID-19 sufferer cremated at Bans Ghat.

Bihar recorded 84 deaths right this moment and 13,374 new infections. The state has, general, had 2,391 fatalities and over 4.Four lakh circumstances until now.

The national-level scarcity of assets like oxygen and hospital beds has haunted Bihar, too. A lot so {that a} senior physician at Patna’s Nalanda Medical Faculty and Hospital (NMCH) had, a couple of days earlier, sought permission to be relieved of his duties citing the crunch.

The state authorities has introduced that it’s going to present free Covid vaccinations to all these aged above 18, extending the ability supplied to residents of the state of different classes to date.

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