Guidelines for Care of the Deceased with suspected or confirmed COVID-19


Coronavirus is changing funerals and how we deal with the dead. Due to the fear of the spread of COVID-19 and to keep the healthcare personnel and family members safe, the Infectious Diseases Department of the Indus Hospital, Korangi has devised a burial guideline for the victims of COVID-19. The guidelines are both in Urdu and English languages and are approved by the renowned Islamic scholar, Mufti Taqi Usmani. The guidelines provide information on the safe burial of the dead bodies of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients. The experts have elaborated all aspects of the safe burial in order to carefully bury the patient and to protect the people conducting the burial. Adherence to these guidelines will ensure the dignity of the deceased and protection of others from the infection.