Electric crematorium resumes operation after sterilization

30, May 2020 | nepaltraveller.com

Electric crematorium at Pashupati resumed operation from today. IT was closed for disinfection after the dead body of COVID-19 infected was cremated there on Wednesday.


The electric crematorium at Pashupati resumed operation this afternoon after sterilization. A person from Bungmati, Lalitpur, who died of coronavirus infection, was cremated there on Wednesday. Since then the crematorium was closed for disinfection, according to Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT).

PADT Director Raju Regmi informed that the crematorium was disinfected for 36 hours following the cremation of a man who died of coronavirsus infection. The person was the fifth to lose his life to COVID-19 in Nepal. Meanwhile, two persons involved in the cremation were kept in quarantine and their RDT was conducted. They tested negative. They have now shifted to other places, added Regmi. The employees at the crematorium would undergo PCR test again on the seventh day for further verification.

The kiriyaputri ghar (mourning house) is currently operative in Pashupati. Five rooms in the mourning house have been separated for quarantine. There are 42 rooms in the mourning house.



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