The Fiji Times “” No dignity “in death – Biman asks health ministry to clarify number of burials per day

The National Federation Party said “it is clear that the government thinks it is okay to sacrifice its citizens and destroy their livelihoods, assuming vaccination is the only answer to winning the war against COVID. -19 ”.

Party leader Professor Biman Prasad said that “the complete lack of empathy, compassion and remorse on the part of the government will leave a permanent scar on our nation”.

“Even in death there is no dignity,” he said.

“We were told that in many cases the deceased were lying on the floor in full view of others before being taken to the morgue.

“Even the last journey of the deceased is mired in uncertainty.

“And this sad and painful chapter is the work of the leaders of a government that doesn’t care.”

Prof Prasad said the health ministry should also clarify why a limited number of burials were allowed on a daily basis, leading to the accumulation of bodies in the morgue.

“The Department of Health should clarify if only six funerals are allowed per day.

“It is unfair because the grieving relatives want to organize the final rites as soon as possible given the threat of the pandemic which affects them and the fact that the number of people at a funeral is severely limited.

The current government is completely abandoning its moral obligation and responsibility for the health, well-being and safety of citizens ”.

Prof Prasad said the ‘don’t care’ attitude and the utter lack of care and compassion was a hallmark of Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s 2021/2022 budget speech “when he there was no mention of the pain, suffering and tragedies suffered. by people “.

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