Residents of Kohima village trained on dead body management
Dimapur, July 17 (EMN): With the initiative of Kohima district task force (DTF), the Kohima village task force and the Health and Family Welfare department conducted a training and demonstration on dead body management at Christ King Church, Kohima village, on July 17.
Speaking at the training programme, the deputy CMO and resource person, Dr. Khriesilie Sachü, elaborated on the updated guidelines of Covid-19 dead body management issued by the directorate of Health and Family Welfare. He stated that there is minimal risk of spread of Covid-19 infection from a dead body if standard precautionary measures are followed.
Dr. Sachü comprehensively highlighted the preparation of dead body in a healthcare institution setting, transportation process, and procedures at the burial site/crematorium. He also briefed on additional sections in handling Covid-19 deaths at home/ community setting safety guideline for the caregiver of the deceased and prevention of stigmatisation and discrimination during Covid-19 deaths.
He also informed that during lockdown or period of travel restrictions, the family members, relatives, and friends of the deceased could be allowed travelling to attend funeral on special permission from the concerned district task force (origin and destination) with safety precautions.
He further added that Covid-19 death should not be stigmatised and families affected should not be discriminated. “The dead should be honoured and families should be allowed to pay their last respect to the deceased in a safe manner,” Dr. Sachü said.
Chairman of Kohima village council, Helievi-o Solo, lauded the Kohima village volunteers, Kohima village scouts and guides for coming forward to accept the challenges during this trying time and termed them as ‘People’s warrior’ of the village.
Convenor of VTF, Dr. Khriesatalie Yhome highlighted the importance of dead body management at village level and sensitising the people on Covid-19. The medical of Botsa, Dr. Atsei-ü Yhome and her team demonstrated the donning and doffing of different personal protective equipment (PPE) kit.