KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 — The National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) has stressed that all matters related to the management of the remains of COVID-19 victims in the capital are being handled in an orderly manner.
Its director-general Datuk Dr Aminuddin Hassim said it was done through the setting up of a temporary one-stop centre (Pusara) near the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) to manage the remains of Muslim and non-Muslim COVID-19 patients.
He explained that there were five containers at the centre that could accommodate 225 bodies at one time, managed by about 70 staff and volunteers.
“In one day, we can release about 50 bodies to be processed and claimed by the families and we will ensure that we collected the data so that the remains can be managed in an orderly and integrated manner,” he said after inspecting the burial of 18 COVID-19 victims at the Raudhatul Sakinah Muslim Cemetery in Taman Selaseh today.
Aminuddin said Pusara, which started operations in July, was a joint initiative of various agencies such as NADMA, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, HKL and the Federal Territory Islamic Religious Department (JAWI).