Don t wait for death certificate to remove bodies of Covid suspected cases says Firhad Hakim

  • | Wednesday | 5th May, 2021

KOLKATA: Firhad Hakim, chairman of Board of Administrators Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) directed the ward coordinators on Tuesday to arrange for immediate removal and preservation of bodies of Covid suspected cases without waiting for death certificates from doctors. The move comes with allegations of inordinate delay in removal of such bodies being reported from some places within the city. "There have been some stray cases of delay in removal of Covid suspected bodies due to non-availability of death certificates. But you (coordinators) should ensure that bodies should not remain for a long time creating unnecessary panic in the surrounding area," Hakim said in a meeting with coordinators. Hakim directed the coordinators to kick start an awareness campaign about Covid protocols by hiring auto rickshaws from Wednesday.

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