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HC seeks state, BMC response on disposal of Covid-19 patients’ bodies

In his plea, the BJP MLA sought a direction to the government and civic body to immediately stop the practice of keeping bodies of Covid-19 patients in wards where people are being treated for the infection.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | June 5, 2020 1:18:21 am
covid 19, covid 19 in maharashtra, bombay hc, bmc, covid patients burial, indian express news The bench raised concerns over the disposal of COVID-19 Patients body. (File)

The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the state government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to respond with details about how bodies of deceased Covid-19 patients were handled and disposed.

A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice A A Sayed was hearing a plea filed by BJP MLA Ashish Shelar raising concerns about the manner in which bodies of deceased Covid-19 patients were handled at the civic-run Sion hospital.

In his plea, the BJP MLA sought a direction to the government and civic body to immediately stop the practice of keeping bodies of Covid-19 patients in wards where people are being treated for the infection.

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