Coronavirus: Bengaluru to get 9 more crematoriums to lessen COVID-19 pandemic-related burden

First Published 24, Aug 2020, 10:28 AM

A total of 1668 deaths in the past few months in Bengaluru have been linked to the pandemic so far.
 

<p>In a bid to lessen the burden on the existing crematoriums in Bengaluru in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Bengaluru will soon get nine new crematoriums, BBMP commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad said.<br />
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In a bid to lessen the burden on the existing crematoriums in Bengaluru in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Bengaluru will soon get nine new crematoriums, BBMP commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad said.
 

<p>The Karnataka Revenue Department has handed over the land for these after almost a year. With this the total number of crematoriums in the city will see a rise from 12 to 21.</p>

The Karnataka Revenue Department has handed over the land for these after almost a year. With this the total number of crematoriums in the city will see a rise from 12 to 21.

<p>"About 90 bodies are being cremated in the city daily, of which around 30 are COVID-19 victims these days. BBMP had already reserved four of these to carry out cremation of those succumbing to coronavirus infection," Prasad said after inspecting crematoriums in Medi Agrahara and Hebbal.</p>

"About 90 bodies are being cremated in the city daily, of which around 30 are COVID-19 victims these days. BBMP had already reserved four of these to carry out cremation of those succumbing to coronavirus infection," Prasad said after inspecting crematoriums in Medi Agrahara and Hebbal.

<p>Several complaints of delay and staff demanding money had been raised in the past few days from these crematoriums.</p>

Several complaints of delay and staff demanding money had been raised in the past few days from these crematoriums.

<p style="text-align: justify;">A total of 1668 deaths in the past few months in Bengaluru have been linked to the pandemic so far.</p>

A total of 1668 deaths in the past few months in Bengaluru have been linked to the pandemic so far.

<p>This accounts for over 35% of the total COVID-19 deaths in the state, which is 4683 as of August 23, according to the department of health and family welfare services.</p>

This accounts for over 35% of the total COVID-19 deaths in the state, which is 4683 as of August 23, according to the department of health and family welfare services.

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