The capability of the principle crematorium in Odisha’s Sambalpur is being elevated because the variety of Covid deaths noticed a steep rise, an official mentioned.
Three extra crematoria beds are being added to the prevailing facility in Rajghat in order that 13 our bodies could possibly be cremated at one go, he mentioned.
The ready time for cremation will cut back significantly with the rise within the capability, mentioned Enforcement Officer of Sambalpur Municipal Company (SMC) Subhankar Mohanty.
The civic physique has additionally began cremating our bodies of Covid sufferers at one other crematorium, Santidham, in order that the burden on Rajghat is lowered, he mentioned.
The crematorium is witnessing an enormous rush because the onset of the second wave of Covid-19, mentioned a staffer of Rajghat.
“I’ve by no means seen queues for cremation right here earlier than. On many events, the persons are being pressured to attend for hours. Underneath this circumstance, the electrical crematorium of the Rajgaht has additionally gone out of order, making our job tougher,” he mentioned.
Round 20-22 our bodies are being cremated at Rajghat day by day, sources mentioned.
In Puri, the district authorities have imposed restrictions on the cremation of our bodies from exterior the district at Swargadwar, the ‘divine’ crematorium of the holy city.
The choice was taken following a gradual rise in Covid circumstances within the district, mentioned Puri Sub-Collector Bhabataran Sahoo.
“Cremation of our bodies from exterior Puri district has been banned for now. The our bodies from solely Puri district will likely be allowed for cremation at Swargadwar on the situation that the individual should not have died of Covid,” he added.
The district administration has additionally imposed restrictions on immersion of ashes or ‘Asthi Visarjan’ at ‘Mahodadhi’ (Bay of Bengal).
The state authorities has additionally restricted the quantity of people that may participate in funeral rituals with solely 20 individuals being allowed.
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