Mortuary services for coronavirus patients are provided free of cost in private as well as government facilities. (ANI Photo)
Mortuary services for coronavirus patients are provided free of cost in private as well as government facilities. (ANI Photo)

Delhi govt fixes rate of hearse service for deceased Covid-19 patients

Rates for hearse van facility has been fixed at 1,300 per trip for initial 10 kilometres and 100 per kilometre thereafter
PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 05:19 PM IST

The Delhi government has fixed the rates for hearse services provided for deceased Covid-19 patients, according to an official order on Saturday.

A committee was constituted under the chairmanship of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation commissioner, which recommended the rates for hearse/mortuary services to be provided to deceased coronavirus patients, it said.

On the recommendations of the committee, the rates have been fixed, the order by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority said.

"The rates of hearse van facility for deceased Covid-19 patients has been fixed at 1,300 per trip for initial 10 kilometres and 100 per kilometre thereafter,"

“This will include the cost of transportation with driver and one attendant wearing PPE kits," it said.

If the family members of the deceased patient desire to avail "dead body-wrapping" facility as per corona protocol, they would have to pay an additional 700, the order said.

"In case the services of an additional person is required by the family of the deceased patients to handle the body/wrapping etc the charges would be 500 which includes charges of safety gear to be worn by the additional person. No extra charge for sanitisation will be charged by the vendor," it said.

Mortuary services for coronavirus patients are provided free of cost in private as well as government facilities, the order said.

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