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West Bengal Govt Mulls Not To Conduct Covid-19 Tests On Dead Bodies

Kolkata: After the sordid saga of disposal of our bodies in Kolkata’s Garia locality attracted public flak, the West Bengal Well being Division is now mulling to not conduct Covid-19 checks on our bodies of deceased sufferers, particularly in the event that they weren’t detected with coronavirus-like signs.

A video had gone viral on the social media final week that confirmed decomposed our bodies getting dragged right into a Kolkata Municipal Company van one after one other in broad daylight in Basdroni Police Station space. The video was reportedly shot exterior the Garia crematorium the place space individuals objected to the cremation of 14 decomposed our bodies, studies mentioned.

In line with Trinamool Congress’ Rajya Sabha MP and Indian Medical Affiliation (IMA) president Santanu Sen, the choice is required in view of pointless harassment of sufferers households.

“It takes a few days to receive the Covid test reports even after the death of a patient. The bodies also get piled up at morgues, causing additional harassment to patient parties as well as hospital authorities,” Sen mentioned.

The IMA chief mentioned that corona take a look at kits had been additionally unnecessarily used on our bodies not displaying Covid-like signs.

“We will strictly follow all Covid-19 guidelines in all three categories of suspected, probable and positive corona patients though,” Sen mentioned, including the division is pondering of issuing a round quickly.

In the meantime, the Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) and the Well being Division on Tuesday started Covid-19 antibody checks at 5 containment zone throughout Kolkata.

“I am open to all kinds of research. I welcome the move. I will be really happy if the experts can land up with something fruitful as far as the fight against coronavirus is concerned. The drive started at Dhakuria area this morning,” Kolkata Municipal Company board of administration head Firhad Hakim mentioned.


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