Government relaxes rules to take bodies of suspected COVID-19 people
New Delhi : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday passed an order for authorities to hand over the bodies of suspected COVID-19 cases in Delhi to their relatives without waiting for the confirmation from laboratory.
However, he mentioned that the ashes must be taken care of as per guidelines issued by the government.
"In compliance with orders of @HMOIndia @AmitShah, @MoHFW_INDIA directs that bodies of suspected #COVID19 cases be handed over to relatives immediately without waiting for lab. confirmation; bodies to be disposed of with precaution as per Health Min guidelines dated 15.03.2020," the spokesperson tweeted.
The Home Ministry also informed that a team of four doctors, including one from AIIMS, has been formed that will keep a check on the medical facilities in the national capital.
"As per @HMOIndia directions, @MoHFW_INDIA has set up 3 teams of 4 doctors each from AIIMS Delhi, DGHS, MOHFW & #GNCTD, assisted by MCD officials; teams to inspect major dedicated #COVID19 facilities proposed in Delhi & make recommendations for improvement," the spokesperson said in another tweet.
According to the spokesperson, AIIMS has also set up 24x7 helpline both in English and Hindi where people can call to take OPD appointments and speak with volunteers and doctors.
The ''CoNTec AIIMS'' helpline number is 9115444155.
The CoNTeC, an acronym for COVID-19 National Teleconsultation Centre, has been conceptualised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and has been implemented by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.