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Covid-19: As death toll rises, bodies wait in queue for last rites

The high death toll due to Covid-19 in Malaysia lately has caused the National Institute of Forensic Medicine (IPFN) to face a grim situation when experiencing backlogs in the management of the bodies, as a result of the outbreak and non-Covid-19 death cases.

In contrast to the management of bodies of non-Covid-19 patients, the Covid-19 deaths need to be managed with the utmost care by the frontliners, and expedited for burial or cremation.

Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) forensic pathologist Dr Salmah Arshad said that the existing space in the IPFN morgue was not sufficient, and the victims were now placed...

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