Assam floats tender for 3,000 physique luggage to organize for the more serious Covid-19 scenario | Guwahati Information

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GUWAHATI: Because the state’s Covid-19 loss of life toll shot as much as 430 with 16 extra deaths reported on Friday making the scenario alarming, the Nationwide Well being Mission, Assam is searching for to buy 3000 physique luggage to organize itself to fulfill the more serious scenario within the coming days.
Since Wednesday, 52 Covid-19 sufferers have succumbed—18 every on Wednesday and Thursday and 16 on Friday. The spurt in deaths has additionally created difficulties for a number of deputy commissioners in finishing up the final rites when it comes to bills, which has pressured the federal government to step in with funeral help of Rs 5000 now.
The e-tender issued on August 28 says the physique luggage are required “on an pressing foundation in view of Covid-19 pandemic.”
The specs demand that the 3000 physique luggage must be “impermeable, leak proof, air sealed, double sealed, disposable, opaque, white, U form with Zip, grips and Measurement: 2.2 x 1.2 Mts.”
Mission director of NHM Assam Dr Lakshmanan S when contacted mentioned, “We’re searching for to buy 3000 physique luggage…we now have 33 districts and if we now have to distribute 100 physique luggage to every district, this quantity is just not that huge. There will probably be some districts which can not 100 luggage whereas some districts like Kamrup (metro) may want greater than 100 physique luggage. You may say we need to maintain ourselves ready for the worst.”
Then again “In view of the difficulties communicated by Deputy Commissioners concerning cremation of Covid-19 constructive sufferers, it’s determined that expenditure as much as Rs 5,000 will probably be allowed in every case of loss of life of every Covid constructive affected person, in direction of cremation bills, if the kinfolk don’t obtain the physique or they can not bear the cremation bills. Fund for this function will probably be offered by NHM, Assam,” an order from the state well being division acknowledged.
On Friday the cumulative variety of constructive circumstances rose to 1,38,339 with the addition of 2534 recent circumstances. However, the positivity price on Friday fell to beneath 7% from almost over 7% on Thursday.
Altogether 77% sufferers have recovered up to now within the state whereas over 32000 patinest are nonetheless underneath care in several hospitals and Covid care centres.

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