Punjab Covid victims to be cremated inside 48 hrs

Chandigarh, July 29

Punjab has laid down an in depth process for the cremation of contaminated our bodies. This contains cremation inside 48 hours if the victims’ kin fail to assert these.

As per the rules, if the sufferer’s kin fail to obtain the physique inside 48 hours of dying, the district administration, utilizing powers enshrined underneath the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, can declare the physique as unclaimed and cremate it by following due rituals.

Officials will ask kin to carry out the final rites. No greater than 20 members can attend the cremation. Besides, cremation grounds/graveyards can’t refuse to cremate/bury an contaminated physique. Wood or different materials can be offered by the administration. — TNS

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