District officials of Modi’s members accused few reports of deaths in private hospitals or claimed that most of the hospitals cremated or buried in Varanasi came from other parts of Uttar Pradesh.
227. According to the government-issued COVID breaking news, this is the number of COVID-related deaths in Varanasi between April 1st and May 7th. District Observer (DSO) is 650 Coronavirus Deaths have occurred in the last year. However, when asked by Manikarnika Ghat authorities, about 1,500 bodies were cremated in April 15-23 alone. Meanwhile, at 13 graveyards in Varanasi, social workers have stated that more than 1,680 burial ceremonies were held during that period. Varanasi is a member of the Parliament of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
To understand COVID-19 (New Coronavirus Infection) If it occurs in Varanasi, it is useful to look at the data released by the district administration. According to data released on April 1, 196 new cases were recorded in the Varanasi area, for a total of 622 active cases. But in 15 days, these numbers changed significantly. On April 15, 1,484 new cases were enrolled and there were 11,756 active patients. By April 30, the number of active cases had increased to 16,345. On the same day, 2,030 people were discharged from the hospital because of their health.When asked if the number of tests increased with the increase in the number of COVID-19 (New Coronavirus Infection) The patient, DSO chose not to respond.
Over the centuries, Varanasi has had two major crematoriums, one of which is the Harish Chandra Ghat.A member of the “Domsamaji” family responsible for the installation of the pie said, “The number of our ghat bodies increased from April 8th and lasted until May 5th, but between April 17th and 21st. , The bodies were over 100. About three-quarters of these bodies belonged to COVID-19 (New Coronavirus Infection) Victim. It has become very difficult to manage the bodies brought in for the Last rites. On these important days, about 100 people in Dom society were carrying out the cremation process. This was a difficult stage, as more than 100 bodies had to be cremated during this time, compared to only 25 to 30 on normal days. In our ghat, only 15 corpses can be cremated electrically, so the remaining corpses need to be cremated. We didn’t have a PPE kit, but God has completely protected us.Members of our society were free of any kind of infection while cremation of the body of COVID-19 (New Coronavirus Infection) Victim. I am happy that today’s situation is normal. “
Members of “Dom Samaj” added that a few members of the deceased’s family brought their bodies, but they didn’t want to touch them. “So we hired four men from a municipal company to carry the bodies from the ambulance. They were paid 2,000 rupees to cremate the bodies. For our rewards, the usual He received 5,000 rupees for his body, but paid 7,000 rupees to cremate the body of a COVID victim. This rate is to prevent mourning families from being mistreated. , Corrected by the district administration. “
The increase in funeral demand is exacerbated by a lack of timber. According to members of “Dom Samaji”, “Ghat has only one pile of timber. In this situation, people are delayed by up to two hours. The number of cremated bodies is the amount of timber used. It can be estimated from. Normally, Harish Chandra Ghat uses 1.5 trucks of timber per day, which is about 22 tons of timber per day, for the cremation of one corpse. 2.5 Kintal wood is used. “”
The social worker quoted above details the burial in Varanasi and, on condition of anonymity, states: “April 1,680 burials spread over 13 graveyards. There were about 350 in Jumman Shah Revdi Talaab and about 125 in Altaf Shah Kutchi. Bagh, 200, Chaman’s Takiya Chhora Thana Jaitpura ‘150, Ghazi Mian Badi Bazaar , About 125, Bhole Shah Baba Arif’s Masjid, 150, Chaukaghat Dubaiya, about 100, Cemetery opposite National Inter College, about 60, Peeli Kothi Motijheel, about 90 Peeli Kothi Adampur 90 people, Hafiz Jumman Rajapura 90 people, Horisatle About 90 people at Bataunshaheed Kacchi Bagh, about 100 people at Khet wali Masjid Lallapur Fatman Road. Most of these people were locals in Baranashi. “
“In this cemetery, only a few people were buried a month on normal days, but in April 350 were buried here,” said the manager of the Jan Mann Shah Rewari Tarab Cemetery. But now, with the grace of Allah, the situation in the graveyard has returned to normal. “
The owner of a store that supplies bamboo to Varanasi’s graveyard, on condition of anonymity, has improved, but was once very bad, so the daily sales of bamboo are monthly. Said it was the same as. “It’s been less than a second. The situation was the same at other stores. There was a demand for bamboo at every store,” he added.
Shall Chaudary, who is in charge of the funeral process at Manikarnika Ghat, said, “From April 15 to 23, the situation in Varanasi was very miserable and painful. During this time, the bodies carried to our ghat The number is about 150 per day. Usually 50-60 are brought to the ghat for the final ritual. ”He said that he has 25 permanent directors for his salary, which is sufficient for normal funeral work. was.
“But as the number of bodies increased, working with these numbers became a challenge, and staff began to quit their jobs for fear. COVID-19 (New Coronavirus Infection) .. One of the things I’m very sad about is that the media spread negative news about us and claimed that our ghats didn’t have a place for pies. This is completely wrong.At the peak of COVID-19 (New Coronavirus Infection) , We worked 24 hours. If not, who would do it? The number of bodies increased after April 10, but between April 15 and 23, about 1,500 were brought to Manikarnika Ghat. But to this day, due to God’s grace, neither my staff nor I had any health problems. Also, the situation is normal now. “
Chaudhary claims that not all bodies brought to Manikarnika Ghat are actually from Varanasi. “In fact, most of these bodies belong to the neighboring districts of Bihar and some neighboring districts. If 50 bodies come to Ghat, 40 are from other districts. Then the other Ask why the bodies from the district come here. The reason is religious. Belief. People believe that the deceased will be saved if the final ritual is performed in Varanasi. “
“People come to Varanasi with their bodies from other districts, but patients in other districts who died here also perform the last ritual here. Therefore, the number of bodies in Varanasi is large. In 1998, then Banaras commissioner stopped the corpse recording process here. Since then, no data on the deaths of anyone has been recorded here. Records indicate the number of corpses. I would have been brought here for the last ritual from another district. “
Duraga Yadaf, a timber supplier to Manikarnika Ghat, said: COVID-19 (New Coronavirus Infection) In the worst case, the hospital had no place and people could not get treatment. During this time, we worked 40 people in a timber store and spent firewood preparing firewood. Dr. Pawang Chaudary, Chairman of Kashi Mukadayani Seva Samiti, who promotes the free cremation of unclaimed bodies, said: As the number of corpses increased, we stopped counting and continued to work. I have a store that sells the items used in the Last Rite, and in the meantime sales have doubled. You can imagine the rate of death. But the situation is normal now. “
Regarding the staff in the Varanasi area, there is disagreement over undervalued tolls.
Responsible for private hospitals, district node officer VS Roy said, “There are no undervalued deaths. In fact, COVID deaths only count those who are already registered on the COVID portal and those who have died. To do. [their cases] Must be closed in the portal. But in private hospitals COVID-19 (New Coronavirus Infection) Patients are often hidden and not properly reported on the COVID portal. However, if the number of corpses looked disproportionate, I circulated the excel sheet to a private hospital and explained the details of the corpses. I hope that the turmoil in the number of bodies will be resolved soon. “
Meanwhile, district observer SK Kannaujia said, “Of the total number of bodies seen in Manikarnika Ghat and Harish Chandra Ghat, few were inhabitants of Varanasi. These bodies were Jaunpur, Badhi, etc. It belongs to a patient in the neighborhood of Sombadra, Candauri, Azangal. ”Nevertheless, the fact remains that more than 3,000 funerals were held in Varanasi from April 15th to 23rd alone.
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According to government data, 227 people died last month, but Manikarnika Ghat officials reported 1,500 cremations in the week of April alone-India News, Firstpost
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