DIGNITY DISPOSED : AICCTU Report on Crematorium and Burial Ground workers in Bengaluru during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Introduction

The widespread infection during the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the reality of, and further strained, an already bare public health system. The high number of deaths has also put a strain on the crematoriums and burial grounds in Bengaluru city. While there were several circulars on precautions to be taken during the cremations / burials to ensure the dignity of the deceased, there has been very little thought to the concerns of the workers.