Why hundreds of dead Bodies piled up for a cremation delay in Hyderabad? | #KhabarLive Hyderabad
reDespite government assurances and the task force responsible for managing post-death services, mortality makes crematoriums uninterrupted machine. No proper facilities are provided in many crematoriums like lumber, labor, and transportation. Hence the delay in the cremation process with heavy bodies arriving in the crematoriums.
In many cases, even when a person has died of Covid, families do not disclose it and claim it was a natural death.
Smoke from half a dozen smoldering funeral pyres hovers above the crematorium in wicks and columns, slowly enveloping the entire area. Even the walls of rooms where bodies are ritually washed before cremation are not spared from the smoke of tons of wood and bodies set in flames every day.
A man piling up the wooden steps, wiping the sweat from his face, asks the crematorium in charge of Panjagutta: “All platforms must be cleaned before placing new bodies and lighting the fire. Where to place a body that has just arrived? We already have six bonfires alight.
The man points to the embers emitting vaporous smoke signals from the pyres lined up in front of the platforms.
Jagan, who runs the crematorium, responds by saying, “We have to find a place. Look where you can build one and this is where the body will need to be burnt.
Jagan says the past two days have given a break from the hectic work of the crematorium over the past few weeks. But the remains of the latest set of burned bodies have yet to be cleaned up. “The families will have to come and collect the ashes before we do the housework. “
“Normally we get about three or four bodies a day, but there have been days where we’ve had double that number,” he says.
Elsewhere, the Moramgadda Hindu Smashanavatika, such as in Panjagutta, is a cremation facility using only firewood. All of its six cremation blocks are full, with six to eight bodies cremated each day.
Akash, one of the employees, says, “We asked people to take the bodies elsewhere because we don’t have space. Most of the pyres are full. We are helpless. There are also times when we run out of firewood, which delays cremations by four to six hours. “
He adds: “Each body takes six to seven hours to burn. We charge Rs 6,000 to Rs 7,000 per cremation.
The Bansilalpet crematorium is much more frequented. He treats 10 or 12 bodies a day. “We are powerless and tell families to go and try elsewhere,” says his teachers.
At Daira Hazrat Meer Mohammed Momin Qibla Astrabadi, also known as Meer Momin Sabh Daira – a Shia cemetery in Sultan Shahi, Mogulpura – it has been a very busy month starting around April 13. Deputy Cemetery Secretary Syed Hameed Hussain Jaffery said: “Since April 13, there have been nearly 200 burials here so far. The workers worked there around the clock, even burying the bodies until about 2 a.m. after the ritual bath and prayers.
“We have 20 of our staff deployed to dig graves and around 30 people including five women to wash the bodies. All of them work on a voluntary basis, understanding how difficult it is for families to lose their loved ones in this pandemic. “
Jaffery adds: “The same situation also exists in other cemeteries. Fewer people accompany the bodies in these times. In many cases, even when a person has died from Covid, families do not disclose it and claim it was a natural death. It happened to the Daira here. As a result, some of those helping with the funerals have been infected with the disease. “
For the Covid19, its victims cross religions and all classes of society. At the Christian cemetery of Bhoiguda, around ten bodies arrive every day. At Narayanaguda cemetery, there is a steady influx of bodies carrying coffins. Families of Catholic and Protestant faiths use the cemetery.
Jakarigari Shanti Kumar, a bricklayer at the cemetery, said: “Previously there were one or two bodies, or at most three bodies per day. Now we have six to eight. For those who die from Covid, their burials take place in Dundigal, Balapur and Ghatkesar. “
Senior Mason, Matheri Raju, says: “The cause of death is distorted by some families. They manage to get certificates from some doctors stating that the person has died of natural causes. Interment is only allowed here if the deceased has not died from the Covid. But because of the people lying about the cause, there is a constant fear among us of catching the disease. »#KhabarLive #hydnews