Don’t Hold Bodies Of Suspected COVID-19 Cases Over Pending Lab Reports: Centre Tells States

Don't Hold Bodies Of Suspected COVID-19 Cases Over Pending Lab Reports: Centre Tells States

New Delhi: 02 JULY 2020 The Union Health Ministry has asked all states and Union Territories (UTs) to hand over bodies of suspected COVID-19 patients to their relatives without waiting for laboratory reports confirming the infection. However, the last rites should be performed as per government guidelines, the ministry said.

A letter on the matter was sent to all states and UTs on Wednesday after issues were raised regarding the death of suspected COVID-19 patients and bodies not being handed over to relatives pending confirmation of test report by hospitals.

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