Mumbai, May 7
Saya Begum, a 58-year-old woman from Manipur, who had accompanied her husband to Mumbai’s KEM Hospital for the treatment of her husband for COVID- 19, reportedly passed away on late Tuesday night.
Begum and her husband Ali Ahmed from Kairang Khomibok Maning Leikai in Manipur were residing in a local hotel here for the last couple of days.
Dr Pravin Bangar, Senior Administrative Medical Officer, KEM Hospital said that whether Saya Begum died of COVID-19 or other morbidity complications is being verified.
As per the formalities, the last rites are required to be performed at the nearest crematorium/ burial ground and only 5 persons are allowed to be present at the funeral. Besides, the body has to be packed in a plastic bag, if it has to be buried. The burial of a body packed in a plastic bag delays early decomposition of the body and prevents further transmission of the virus. If the body has to be taken out of the Mumbai city’s limits, the relatives of the deceased have to make own transport arrangements, following all the mandated guidelines and all advised precautions, as given for the disposal of dead bodies of Covid-19 patients. Further details are awaited.
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