Hyderabad Corona Update: 14 graveyards at Hyderabad get uplift amid Covid-19 surge | Hyderabad News

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HYDERABAD: Following the Sunday midnight rain abandoned a Covid-19 body partly burnt, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials swung into action and place works pertaining to 14 graveyards from town on the fast track. A GHMC source stated the body in Erragadda graveyard was set afire according to Covid-19 protocol, but the rain doused the flames.
“Shortly after the caretaker in the graveyard known as us, we hurried back to the place in the wee hours to be sure the body is cremated according to standards,” that a GHMC officer stated. As there wasn’t any drop where the body had been bloated, the pyre obtained invisibly. On Monday, GHMC staff began constructing sheds in the Erragadda graveyard.
Chairing a meeting in the Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration office, Masab Tank, on Monday, MAUD chief secretary Arvind Kumar on Monday led GHMC commissioner DS Lokesh Kumar and zonal commissioners to guarantee the very last rites of Covid-19 sufferers were conducted according to guidelines laid down by the authorities. Even the GHMC would revamp graveyards with comforts like ghats, rest rooms, changing rooms, drinking water facility, renovated chemical wall and greenery. Of the 14 present graveyards that were being renovated, four of these have electric crematoria. Graveyards in SR Nagar, Bansilalpet (Secuderabad) and Amberpet were one of the 14 graveyards being renovated. GHMC officials stated there was a lack of human anatomy handlers. “Ahead of the spike in amounts, we used to ship body handlers to hospitals, but that is not feasible. Just handling bodies in government hospitals together with all the employees we have is demanding,” that a GHMC based on Covid-19 responsibility told TOI.
The GHMC has formed a committee, led by a nodal officer, to ensure appropriate disposal of Covid-19 bodies according to instructions.

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