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Officials said bodies of deceased patients take up more space than other bodies and land they are buried in cannot be reused.

Rising Covid deaths push Delhi’s largest cemetery at ITO to brink

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 06:46 AM IST
The problem, the officials said, is that these bodies take up more space than other bodies, and the land they are buried in cannot be reused, unlike when other dead bodies are buried there.
The Delhi high court on Thursday issued notices to the city government and the three municipal corporations directing them to apprise the court of the status of the Capital’s crematoriums and burial grounds of the city.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
The Delhi high court on Thursday issued notices to the city government and the three municipal corporations directing them to apprise the court of the status of the Capital’s crematoriums and burial grounds of the city.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

High court asks govt, 3 municipal corps for status of Delhi’s burial grounds

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 12:59 AM IST
The high court filed a PIL and quoted Hindustan Times’ May 28 report that detailed how all 80 storage racks at Lok Nayak hospital’s Covid-19 mortuary were full and 28 bodies were on the floor.
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