Congress MLA Chaltonlien Amo Tipaimukh Assembly constituency, in a letter to the chief minister, requested the state government to provide a site for cemetery and financial aid for burial of Christian COVID-19 victims in Imphal.
Apart from shortage of oxygen cylinder, oxygen concentrator and ventilators, there is also acute shortage of manpower in respect of doctors and nurses at Covid Care Centre.
The cumulative number of COVID-19 active cases in Meghalaya crossed 3,700 on Thursday.
As per the findings and analysis of the records of the deceased patients at RIMS, it was learnt that majority of the patients were admitted late in the hospital, deputy medical superintendent RIMS professor Nepram Sanjib said.
Till today, Manipur has no separate burial or funeral place for cremating COVID-19 victims yet.
According to the SOP guidelines, the expenses for the funeral are to be borne by the deputy commissioners from the National Disaster Relief Fund. However, there are reports that the expenses of the COVID-19 victims’ funerals were borne by the deceased family, Director of Health department Dr K Rajo said.
COVID-19 claimed nine more lives in Manipur on Monday
In all, 6,614 more COVID-19 patients in the world succumbed to the illness on Sunday.
The state reported two more deaths and 249 new positive cases on Friday
The WHO Situation Report 154 dated June 22, 2020 shows India as having one of the lowest deaths per lakh population. India’s cases of death per lakh population is 1.00 while the global average stands at 6.04.