Chhattisgarh: Bodies of COVID deaths being taken by dumping truck
Published: 12:04 PM, 16 April 2021 Updated: 12:08 PM, 16 April 2021
Body of person infected with the Covid-19 is being taken by dumping truck in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh of India; Photo: Collected
The body of a person infected with the coronavirus is being taken by the city’s dumping truck. A video of the body being taken from a hospital in Rajnandgaon of Chhattisgarh, India for cremation has spread on social media.
As seen in the video, four cleaners wearing PPE kits put the body of a man in the dumping truck for taking this to the crematorium. Later, the bodies are being taken to the crematorium for cremation.
“It is the job of the Nagar Panchayat to arrange the vehicles. These are not the responsibility of the hospital authorities,” said the chief medical officer of the hospital.
The second wave of Covid-19 situation in India’s Chhattisgarh is worse than the first wave. The daily infection climbed 10,000 there last week and this week it has exceeded 15,000. The daily death toll rose to more than 150 on Wednesday.
The hospitals in the state cannot give accommodation to the patients due to the increase in the number of patients.
A few days ago, another video was spread at the government hospital in Raipur. It was found that “there was no place to keep the bodies” in the hospital morgue. Outside the morgue, there were bodies in a row wrapped in sheets on the ground.
“The death toll was several times higher than the freezer could be increased,” said the hospital authorities about the incident.
Then the incident of taking the bodies in the dumping truck came to light. These videos show what a “horrible situation” the second wave of Covid-19 is creating.
The number of active patients in Chhattisgarh has crossed 1 lakh due to uncontrolled infection in the last few days. In such a situation, patients are not getting beds in the hospitals there.
Attempts are being made to deal with the situation by setting up COVID service centers in various organizations. A temporary 30-bed COVID center has also been set up at the Press Club premises in Rajnandgaon.
Source: India Today