Bodies of unclaimed Covid-19 victims to be cremated on govt’s expenses

Bodies of unclaimed Covid-19 victims to be cremated on govt’s expenses

December 1, 2020   06:26 pm

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The bodies of Covid-19 victims that were not claimed by the relatives will be cremated on the government’s expense, says the Disaster Management Centre (DMC).

In a media release, DMC’s Director-General, Major General (Retired) Sudantha Ranasinghe said the remains of several unclaimed victims are currently placed at government hospitals.

After the President’s attention was brought to the matter, he has given directives to cremate these bodies in compliance with health and legal recommendations.

The President has directed the DMC to bear the expense of the cremation process, the release read further.

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