Earthmover Used To Take Andhra Coronavirus Patient’s Body To Crematorium

Date:

Share post:

The body of a 72-year-old man, who was a coronavirus patient in Andhra Pradesh was shifted to the crematorium from his house in an earthmover, causing uproar from political leaders belonging to the Opposition in the state.

Two officials have been suspended after the incident came to light.

A former municipality employee, who had tested positive for COVID-19 during a door-to-door health survey, died at his house in Palasa town of Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh.

A video shows the body being transported from his house to the crematorium in a JCB machine, by officials wearing personal protective equipment. The body can be seen placed in the front part of the machine.

Inhuman act!A shame on humanity! A garbage tractor and an earth mover are used to take the bodies of corona patients to…

Posted by Avaaz24 on Saturday, June 27, 2020

Neighbours had raised concern about the body being a risk to the neighborhood, ad died at home. Then his granddaughter, a government volunteer, called the municipal authorities and asked for the body to be shifted.

On learning about the incident, the chief minister’s office called the handling of the incident “an inhumane act” and said necessary protocols for shifting the victim were not followed.

Andhra Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy condemned the incident and said strict action will be taken against those responsible. “It is inhuman and protocols have already been clarified on how to deal with such cases,” the Chief Minister’s Office said.

The Andhra Pradesh government has ordered a probe. Srikakulam district collector J Nivas ordered suspension of Palasa municipal commissioner Nagendra Kumar and sanitary inspector N Rajiv.

Telugu Desam Party chief and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu also condemned the incident and tweeted: “Utterly shocked to see the dead bodies of coronavirus victims wrapped in plastic and transported on JCBs and tractors. They deserve respect and dignity even in death. Shame on YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government for this inhumane treatment.”

In a similar incident on June 24 in the same district, a woman who died of COVID-19 was taken to the crematorium on a tractor in Sompeta town.

Since the outbreak of coronavirus, many incidents have been reported from different states of India where proper procedure was not followed while handling bodies of patients.

India’s total of coronavirus cases has crossed the five lakh mark after the country reported its highest single-day spike of over 17,000 cases on Friday. The overall death count climbed to 15,301 with 407 new fatalities.

ALSO READ: India records spike of 18,552 Covid cases in a day, death toll rises to 15,685

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Newsletter Signup

Related articles from Tags

Bharat Jodo Yatra to resume from Jammu and Kashmir’s Banihal

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi resumed his Bharat Jodo Yatra from J&K's Banihal and reach Anantnag on January...

Minerva, India’s Tallest Tower Adorns Tri-colour on Republic Day

To commemorate the 74th Republic Day, India's tallest luxury skyscraper, Minerva, located in Mumbai's south, hoisted the...

Bharat Jodo Yatra resumes from Bathi, Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir

Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed from Bathi, Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday morning. Today is...

National Tourism Day: World Animal Protection Urges Travel Companies and Individuals to Adopt Wildlife-friendly Tourism

On the occasion of National Tourism Day as we celebrate our diversity and heritage, World Animal Protection...

Hyderabad E-Mobility Week – Driving a Sustainable Future

As the world is moving towards a sustainable future by adopting EV technologies, the Government of Telangana...

Urmila Matondkar joins Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jammu

On the 130th day of Bharat Jodo Yatra, Urmila Matondkar joined Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. The Yatra...

Sony India Introduces the New SRS-XV900, its Loudest and Most Powerful Wireless Party Speaker in Sony’s X-Series

Sony India today announced the launch of the new SRS-XV900, the most powerful and loudest Bluetooth party...

Bharat Jodo yatra resumes from Vijaypur in Samba, district of J&K

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed from Vijaypur in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir...

Bharat Jodo yatra to enter jammu and kashmir today

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra will enter Jammu & Kashmir on Thursday evening, amid tight...

Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra resumes from Jalandhar, Punjab

Rahul Gandhi resumed Bharat Jodo Yatra from Jalandhar, Punjab today morning. The march start from Adampur and...

Rahul Gandhi resumes Bharat Jodo Yatra from Ludhiana, Punjab

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed from Ladhowal in ludhiana Saturday morning in Punjab. After...

Lisa Marie daughter of Singer Elvis Presley dies at 54

Lisa Marie Presley, the only daughter of the famous singer Elvis Presley died at the age of...