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Sidhu appeals to people not to oppose cremation of COVID-19 positive

Chandigarh, Apr 3 (UNI) Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Friday appealed to the public not to panic, as the cremation of a COVID-19 positive patient, does not pose any additional threat.
Mr Sidhu made the appeal, in reaction to an incident that took place on Thursday, in which cremation of the body of renowned Ragi Padam Shri Bhai Nirmal Singh was opposed, owing to his demise from COVID-19.
Sensitising the public, the crematorium and burial ground staff, he reiterated that the cremation has no adverse effects, if proper protocols are adhered to. So much so that even the ash does not pose any risk and can even be collected to perform the last rites, he added.
He said as per the guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the crematorium and burial ground staff need to ensure hand hygiene, use of masks and gloves.
Besides, the viewing of the body by unzipping the face end of the body bag (by the staff using standard precautions) may be allowed, for the relatives to see the body for one last time and religious rituals such as reading from religious scripts, sprinkling holy water and any other last rites that does not require touching of the body are allowed.
But, the bathing, kissing, hugging of the body is not allowed and the funeral/ burial staff and family members should perform hand hygiene after cremation/ burial.
Apart from this, large gathering at the crematorium/ burial ground should be avoided as a social distancing measure, he added.
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