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Electric crematorium closed for past two days

Electric crematorium closed for past two days

Six PADT workers have been saved in quarantine inside Pashupati space after cremating the primary coronavirus sufferer

Kathmandu, May 18

The nation’s solely electrical crematorium at Pashupatinath has been shut for the final two days after cremating the physique of the nation’s first COVID-19 sufferer on May 16.

Staffers on the crematorium informed THT that they needed to shut the ability since they didn’t have personnel protecting tools perform their work. They additionally complained that they did know tips on how to deal with COVID-19 contaminated our bodies, which had put them prone to contracting the illness from the our bodies. The workers additionally mentioned no disinfectant was used on the crematorium space after cremating the physique. The space was merely cleaned with water. “We haven’t been supplied disinfectant to wash the realm after incinerating the physique,” mentioned a staffer.

There are a complete 16 folks working on the crematorium, however up to now they’ve been given just one set of PPE and it has already been used. “The authorities can’t exert stress to hold out our duties with out making certain our security,” the supply mentioned.

Pashupati Area Development Trust, an authorised physique to function the crematorium, nonetheless, tried to cover the reality behind the closure of the crematorium and mentioned they’d to take action in a bid to disinfect the realm. “We closed the ability for 48 hours to disinfect the realm and common service will resume from tomorrow,” mentioned Ghanashyam Khatiwada, government director of PADT.

Khatiwada, nonetheless, additionally mentioned that the cremation service wouldn’t be closed for such an extended interval from the following time because the Ministry of Health and Population had issued an order immediately to function the ability inside 12 hours after cremating any COVID-19 sufferer.

Six workers have been saved in quarantine inside Pashupati space after cremating the primary COVID-19 sufferer. “We have supplied isolation facility to workers to proceed uninterrupted service. We have rotation coverage for workers,” Khatiwada mentioned.

Meanwhile, PADT workers have demanded that the home for observing post-cremation rites in Pashupati Area be shut contemplating the danger of transmission of the illness. PADT has agreed to shut the ability for a while.

A model of this text seems in e-paper on May 19, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.



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