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UNION HEALTH MINISTRY TO CONSIDER SUGGESTIONS OF PETITIONER ON DISPOSING DEAD BODIES OF COVID 19 VICTIMS

September 06, 2020 09:14 AM

Chandigarh (Subhash Jindal)

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to consider the suggestions of the petitioner in relation to disposal of dead bodies of COVID-19 victims, if found practicable, for preventing swapping of dead bodies :

A PIL filed by Advocate H.C. Arora, for seeking the review of the Union of India’s guidelines on the issue of disposal of dead bodies of corona victims, came up for hearing before Division Bench of the High Court, comprising Chief Justice and Justice Arun Palli.

The petitioner submitted before the HC Bench that he had already submitted a representation on 11.8.2020, suggesting that body covers for carrying the dead bodies of corona victims from hospital to mortuary, or for that matter, from mortuary to the cremation ground should not be opaque, but should be made transparent from one corner so that the relatives of the deceased corona victim may have safe antim darshan of the dead body, and would also prevent swapping of dead bodies of Corona victims, which is taking place too often in various parts of the Country.

Satya Pal Jain, Additional Solicitor General of India, stated that suggestions given by the petitioner would be considered by the Union Government, and if found practicable, would be incorporated in the guidelines issued by the Union of India from time to time for dealing with COVID-19. 

He submitted that relatives of Corona victims are apprehensive of getting inflicted with Corona, in the existing system, as body cover is supposed to be unzipped in the cremation ground, and it is only then that the swapping of dead bodies of corona victims comes to the notice of the relatives of the deceased. Such swapping of d ead body causes a lot of mental agony to relatives of deceased person, besides causing great inconvenience. 

Sh. Satya Pal Jain, Additional Solicitor General of India, stated that suggestions given by the petitioner would be considered by the Union Government, and if found practicable, would be incorporated in the guidelines issued by the Union of India from time to time for dealing with COVID-19. 

At this stage, the petitioner sought liberty to withdraw the PIL with a view to pursue his representation dated 11.8.2020, which he had already submitted to the Union of India etc.  

 
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