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Karnataka Govt Allows Family Members To View Dead Body Of Covid-19 Infected Person Before Being Disposed Off Following All Safety Measures

After being prodded by the Karnataka High Court, the State government on Thursday submitted a revised guidelines for dead body management, allowing family members of the deceased person who were infected with COVID-19, to view the dead body at the time of removal from isolation rooms and in the mortuary. The court had asked the state government to relook at the guidelines with an emphasis on ‘dignity of the dead’. It had said “What is important is that dead bodies are given dignified cremation or burial, depending upon the cultural and religious traditions of a particular dead person.” The revised protocol says that “Hasty disposal of the dead body of Covid-19 person should be strictly avoided. The safety and well being of everyone who attends to the dead body should be the first priority.”

Asia Law Offices advised a major transnational strategic collaboration between its client, UAE-Based Pharmax Pharmaceuticals, and Swiss pharma major Acino Pharmaceuticals.

ALO represented Pharmax in the structuring and closure of entire transaction documents of the significant collaboration.

The collaboration framework extends to licensing, manufacturing, and supply of Acino formulations within the gastroenterology and the cardiovascular space throughout the Middle East and Africa.