PPEs to protect pallbearers

Shillong, May 13: The Meghalaya government today decided to provide personal protection equipment (PPEs) for proper disposal of dead bodies of Covid patients.

Informing this here today, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said the review meeting has discussed the issue regarding the confusion when it comes to disposal of dead bodies. 

“There are few instances where ultimately the concerned organizations may be Sein Raij of Seng Khasi or Fellowship – what we are seeing is that they are scared to take the dead bodies or to conduct rituals as done in normal times,” he said.

“We, therefore, request them not to hesitate to dispose of the dead bodies as protocols are being followed, you need not be scared as you can perform rituals with full protection materials,” Tynsong said. He informed that the government will provide PPEs to ensure proper disposal of dead bodies.