Kerala's government updates the rules for handling Covid-19 patients' corpses

Kerala's government updates the rules for handling Covid-19 patients' corpses

In light of a drop in similar instances in the state, the Kerala government changed the rules for handling the corpses of COVID-19 victims on Wednesday.

According to the updated standards, the mandatory COVID test that was previously required before postmortem is no longer required, according to Health Minister Veena George.

In every event of death, she noted, a quick antigen test is adequate if there is a strong clinical suspicion of viral infection.

All healthcare professionals should follow the same basic safety procedures, which include using a PPE kit, a mask, gloves, and a face shield while doing a post-mortem.

The statement said that local healthcare professionals should be alerted in the event of a death at home, and directions should be followed.