Families of coronavirus victims must pay for the coffins, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi informed Parliament today.
Samagi Jana Balawegaya Parliamentarian Mujibur Rahuman said that he was made to understand one family had to pay Rs. 58,000 for a coffin.
Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said that the normal procedure is that families of the victims can pick their own coffins and must pay for it.
However, she said that if a family faces any difficulty the Government will look for a sponsor.
“At the moment it is the family that selects the coffin and pays for it. If they cant pay we will speak to others including sponsors and get help,” she said.
She also said that a full investigation is underway to detect the main source behind the Brandix Minuwangoda coronavirus cluster.
The Minister said that the Police is conducting a criminal probe into the cluster. (Colombo Gazette)