Strict action against agencies charging more to handover bodies of ve patients
| Tuesday | 15th September, 2020
Kolkata: Kolkata Municipal Corporation will take strong action against the agencies responsible for handing over COVID-19 victims to the civic body authorities for performing the last rites for charging exorbitantly.
There have been complaints of overcharging on the part of these agencies while handing over dead bodies of persons with Covid.
Sources said that KMC has deployed two private agencies for handing over the bodies of Covid victims from private hospitals to the civic body for cremation.
The agency needs to pay the doms, who wear PPE and carry the body from the mortuary to the KMC vehicle.
The KMC hearse vans then transports the bodies to its designated COVID-19 crematoriums for performing the last rites.