Disposal of human body should be done with due respect: Calcutta HC issues guidelines for dignified disposal of dead bodies of COVID victims

"... living with dignity includes not only the dignity of a person when he is alive but also the dignity following his death", opined the High Court while passing the order.
Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court recently issued guidelines for the dignified disposal of the dead bodies of COVID-19 victims, including those allowing family members to have access to the bodies while following due safety norms.

The Court issued the guidelines while disposing of a PIL that raised various grievances over the manner in which the State Government was monitoring the pandemic situation.

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