The increase in Covid-19 infections has caused hospitals, morgues, and crematoriums to become overburdened, leaving families struggling to find a place to bury their loved ones. Several crematoriums are running out of accommodation as a result of the increased number of deaths caused by Covid-19.
Due to a shortage of space to cremate the dead bodies, officials of a crematorium in Chamrajpet, Karnataka, put up a “house full” signboard outside the facility.
The crematorium, which normally accepts about 20 bodies for cremation, has posted a sign stating that no further bodies will be accepted.
Bangalore has 13 electric crematoriums, all of which are currently complete due to an increase in Covid-19 cases.
The Karnataka government has given the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) 230 acres around Bangalore to use as a Covid-19 burial ground, reducing the pressure on the city crematorium.
On Sunday, the state confirmed 217 deaths due to Covid-19. In Bengaluru, 64 of these were registered.
The government has agreed to allow cremations in family-owned farms and plots due to the dire state of the crematoriums.
On Sunday, the Covid-19 count in Karnataka passed the 16 lakh mark, with 37,733 new infections and 217 new deaths bringing the total to 16,011. According to the health department.
The state’s Covid count peaked at 16,01,865, according to a health bulletin, with 4,21,436 active cases.
In all, 11,64,398 people were released in the province, with 21,149 being released on Sunday.
There were 21,199 new cases and 64 deaths in Bengaluru’s urban division.
So far, 7,97,292 infections and 6,601 deaths have been recorded in the area. There were 2,81,767 cases in progress.