In two separate incidents in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam district, the our bodies of coronavirus constructive deceased individuals have been taken for cremation in excavators and tractors.
In Sompeta, the deceased was carried away in a tractor. (Photograph: )
In stunning incidents of governmental apathy, authorities in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam towed away Covid-19 deceased on JCB excavator and tractors.
In a single incident, a 72-year-old coronavirus affected person’s physique was positioned on mechanical diggers and excavators by PPE-clad municipal personnel and brought away for cremation.
The incident was reported in Udayapuram space of Palasa municipality which is likely one of the worst-affected areas within the Srikakulam district.
The deceased had been working as a sanitation worker within the native municipality and had been sick for fairly a while. He died at his dwelling on Thursday.
Sadly, he examined constructive for coronavirus after his loss of life on Friday which created panic amongst household and the locals, who pressured the authorities to take the physique away rapidly.
Totally shocked to see the deceased our bodies of #Coronavirus victims wrapped in plastic & transported on JCBs & Tractors. They deserve respect & dignity even in loss of life. Disgrace on @ysjagan Govt for this inhumane therapy of the mortal stays pic.twitter.com/BobjAdIZC8
— N Chandrababu Naidu #StayHomeSaveLives (@ncbn) June 26, 2020
The incident has attracted large criticism from all quarters, forcing the Srikakulam authorities to launch an investigation. The native sanitary inspector has additionally been suspended.
This isn’t the one case of insensitivity within the district. In one other incident in the identical district, in different division known as Sompeta, the deceased’s physique was shifted for cremation on a tractor.
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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s YS Jagan Mohan Reddy ordered the suspension of the Municipal Commissioner and the sanitation inspector after TV reported on the indignities heaped on the useless in Srikakulam.
“There’s a clear protocol on the best way to act at such instances, it’s inhumane to maneuver the physique by way of Poclain in violation of rules,” mentioned the CMO in a press release.
It additionally directed the district collector to take quick motion in opposition to these accountable, he suspended Palasa Municipal Commissioner T Nagendra Kumar and Sanitary Inspector N Rajeev.