KUALA LUMPUR: The next of kin for patients who died of Covid-19 were asked to provide permission for burial to be done at the cemetery set by the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department(JAWI). It was aimed at providing convenience to speed up the funeral process as facilities were already available at the Pusat Sehenti Urus Mayat (PUSUM) which includes staff who handled it on a scheduled basis.
Tan Sri Annuar Musa appealed to the families of the Covid-19 victims to allow the burial process to be carried out at two designated cemeteries namely Raudhatul Sakinah Taman Selasih, Batu Caves and Bukit Kiara Muslim cemetery. However, if they would like the burial to be carried elsewhere, it must be negotiated with management in place as certain constraints may arise which can slow down the process.
It is considered that the best advice would be for the burial to be done at the designated cemetery, mainly to avoid clusters at the burial place after inspecting the operation of the PUSUM facility.
The PUSUM facility was temporarily built at the National Sports Complex, Jalan Raja Muda, Kampung Baru on Sunday.
The facility has been in operation since July 20 in collaboration with the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA). The centre to date has five containers that accommodate 225 remains and has managed 300 remains of Covid-19 patients. – BERNAMA
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