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Manipur govt to bear cost for disposal of dead body

The Covid-19 has caused immense psychological impact both on the family of the deceased as well as on the society and it’s felt that the expense on the disposal of the dead bodies needed to be borne by the government

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Imphal: Imphal West District administration has announced that all charges for disposal/crimination of the dead bodies due to Covid-19 will be now borne by the district administration.

The Covid-19 has caused immense psychological impact both on the family of the deceased as well as on the society and it’s felt that the expense on the disposal of the dead bodies needed to be borne by the government, said a statement issued by the district magistrate on Saturday.

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It further noted that earlier a sum of Rs 15,000 has been charged for disposal/cremation at Bazar Board Crematorium Site located at Minuthong a sum of Rs 8,000 for disposal/cremation at the locality crematorium site for meeting the expenses of the disposal/cremation.

It may be noted that the Directorate of Health Services, Manipur in a notification on 1st December 2020 stated that all expenses of all unclaimed Covid-19 positive cases shall be borne by the Health Directorate and the disposal to be done by the district administration.

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