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Clip Showing Bodies of Covid Victims Being Dumped in Pit in K’taka Triggers Outrage, Staff Suspended

A clip reveals the our bodies being dumped right into a pit in Karnataka’s Ballary district. (Twitter/ANI)

In the video, employees in PPE are seen bringing our bodies in black sheets from a car parked close by and dropping one after one other into the big pit, dug up with the assistance of an earthmover.

  • Last Updated: June 30, 2020, 11:17 PM IST

A video purportedly exhibiting well being employees inappropriately burying some our bodies of COVID-19 victims in a big pit allegedly in Ballari district in Karnataka has set off an outrage on social media following which some well being employees had been suspeded.

A prime official within the district, from the place state Health Minister B Sriramulu hails, stated they had been inquiring into the matter.

In the video, the employees sporting private safety gear are seen bringing our bodies in black sheets from a car parked close by and dropping one after the one other into the big pit dug up with the assistance of an earthmover.

Sriramulu stated the employees concerned within the funeral procedures have been suspended. “I appeal to all staff of the health department to follow the rules while conducting funerals of COVID-19 victims,” he stated.

A person who posted the video first on YouTube claimed it occurred in Ballari. It went viral on social media drawing widespread condemnation over the way during which the useless had been dealt with and folks demanded stringent motion. “In all, eight bodies were dumped in this fashion in a single pit,” a witness stated.

Ballari Deputy Commissioner of SS Nakul stated he has observed the video on social media and that an inquiry has been ordered.

“The video shows that protocols/SOP to be followed for burial (body bags, lining, etc.) have been strictly followed. However, the District Administration is deeply upset and sorrowful at the manner in which the remains of the deceased were handled,” information company ANI quoted him as saying.

“The behaviour of staff during the funeral of COVID-19 infected people in Ballari district is very inhuman and very painful. I request the staff, let’s realise that there is no greater religion than humanity,” stated a press release from the Chief Minister’s Office.

The district reported 12 COVID-19 deaths on Monday. Nakul stated 5 extra individuals succumbed to the coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the overall fatalities within the district to 29 up to now.

In an identical incident, the physique of a 44-year outdated COVID-19 sufferer was thrown right into a pit in Puducherry earlier this month, triggering public outrage and some well being employees had been suspended.

(With inputs from businesses)

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