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Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic in India is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The management of infected dead bodies and funerals remain a source of concern at the time of writing in countries where the daily death tolls are very high. The objective of this study to assess awareness among personnel involved in dead body management in covid positive cases at covid care centre in ABVGMC Vidisha.
Material and methods: A Survey was conducted and a questionnaire was filled by 48 doctors, 42 nursing staff, 09 staff of shifting of dead body and 9 administrative officers in during the months of February and March of 2021.
Results: All (100 %) doctors, working in Covid care centre, were aware about the risk involved in handling of dead body and during post-mortem. Only 52% doctors were aware that autopsy will be performed in all suicidal and homicidal cases. Among staff involved in packing and shifting, only 78.57% staff were aware about disinfection procedures. Among officers Only 66.66% were aware about the fact that those religious rituals are allowed, in which there is no body contact is made.
Conclusion:Doctors are less aware about required medico legal formalities. Nursing staff were aware about the process. All personnel were complaining about lack of manpower at all levels.