The final rites of a 68-year-old lady, who died within the nationwide capital after being contaminated with coronavirus, had been carried out on Saturday on the CNG crematorium at Nigambodh ghat in New Delhi underneath supervision of medical authorities.
Doctors from the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital in New Delhi and from MCD oversaw the funeral after the crematorium employees reached out to the authorities in search of directives on making certain that the an infection did not unfold from the physique.
Officials stated the Nigambodh Ghat Sanchalan Samiti, which manages the operations on the crematorium, delayed the final rites by just a few hours and approached municipal authorities to hunt directives in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
“The situation is sensitive across the world. We had to seek instructions first from MCD and medical authorities. They said the cremation will be done using CNG and the officials have come to supervise the process,” Suman Gupta of the Samiti stated.
India reported its second casualty because of coronavirus on Friday with the Union Health Ministry confirming the dying of the lady who had examined constructive for the contagious viral illness after coming involved together with her son who additionally acquired coronavirus after travelling overseas not too long ago.
The dying was precipitated because of comorbidity (diabetes and hypertension), the ministry stated, including that she had examined constructive for COVID-19 following which she was admitted to the RML hospital.
The lady, a resident of west Delhi, turned the second particular person to die of novel coronavirus an infection within the nation. The first and solely different COVID-19 casualty up to now was a 76-year-old man in Karnataka who died on March 10. He had not too long ago returned from Saudi Arabia.
The second sufferer got here involved together with her son, who turned the fifth coronavirus case in Delhi after travelling to Switzerland and Italy between February 5 and 22.
“She had history of contact with a positive case. The son had returned to India on February 23. He initially was asymptomatic, but developed fever and cough after one day and reported to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital on March 7,” a Health Ministry assertion stated.
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