Covid horror: Rs 70,000 for cremation singes families of dead in Hyderabad
HYDERABAD: The last thing you want to do when your loved one has just died is to haggle. But in the middle of the second wave of the pandemic, many people in Hyderabad are being forced to haggle and pay hefty amounts to crematorium caretakers to have the final rites of their family members performed.
The go nment rules are clear. Final rites of a person who dies in a go nment hospital are conducted for free. For those who die in private hospitals, not more than Rs 8,000 can be charged at cremation grounds. And yet people are paying anywhere between Rs 25,000 and Rs 70,000 for each cremation. The money is, of course, paid in cash and there is no receipt.
“We were tld that it would cost about Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000 for the cremation,” said a woman, who lost her husband to Covid-19 in the first week of May at Gandhi Hospital. The lady said that the mediator did not confirm where the body would be taken for cremation, but added that there are many formalities to be taken care of and that they cannot dispose of the body for less.
Another man, who lost his father in the second wave of the pandemic at Go nment General and Chest Hospital, was asked to pay Rs 70,000 for the cremation.
“My father died a day after he was admitted to the hospital. When we enquired about cremation at the hospital, they qued Rs 70,000,” said the man, a resi nt of Yousufguda.
If something good happens in the country, Bhakts will have field day in giving all credit to Modi. But they can't take on blame, they ll cry public mistake, state govt mistake
Very sad. Everyone trying to make money on hapless people.
Mera Bharat Mahan !!This can only happen in India
For idiots every bad thing that happens in India, Modi is responsible, but they don't see the state go nment or local authorities and neither they think what the previous re gies done for the country.
More than covid our own fellow citizens are killing us. This greed and trying to make profit in the time of crisis is totally deplorable.
One of the reason for bodies being thrown into the River Ganges
It is day light robbery on which govt is silent
Not a surprise at all in our shameless country where many people would rather make some quick money off of dead bodies.
why go nment only lip service... crack down this illegal activities. seriously really tired of modi govt.
And believe me, there are also po iticians involved in this racket, without their blessings, the hospitals cannot do what they are doing now.
Great Indian culture. This co ption is a new culture of India. Welcome to Ram Rajya
YE MERA INDIA .. I LOVE MY INDIA
Everyone busy scolding Serum institute for making money during pandemic... but atleast they are not doing business with dead bodies like these few middle class people
Bharatiya Jumla Party Karma..God help India.
Extortion is national culture. Greed, unjustified basic wages, no fear of law are some of key reasons. Now after this in dent has got exposed, will judiciary take some concrete action?
Voice Of Sanity
In Navi Mumbai, cremation cost is Rs. 50 for resi nts payable to NMMC for getting Death Certificate. Cremation cost including wood is free. What you pay to the Crematorium staff is upto you, usually less than 2000.
Eseric Alien Observer
People will blame Modi for this also.
These people are worse than vultures. they feed on the dead bodies.
We need BJP go nment in Telengana
It's utter shame that people are profiteering even on account of death.
Omg ...Total loss of humanity