Currently, the number of deaths due to COVID infection in Beijing is increasing rapidly, and most of them are elderly.
On December 14, Blogger “Growing Liangliang” posted a request for help on Weibo because her grandmother had passed away at home.
“Who has kindness please help me spread this post; I kneel, begging for help.”
She said her grandmother had a fever the night before. The older woman lost consciousness at 6 a.m., and his granddaughter called emergency 120 at 9 a.m. The person who answered said more than 10,000 people were on the waiting list. At nearly 10 a.m., the lady had no vital signs.
The community, community health service center, and police passed the responsibility, and hospital morgues and funeral homes had no room for her body.
According to the information posted by a netizen on Weibo on the 15th, the number of Baidu searches for “funeral house in Beijing” has skyrocketed.
The Epoch Times China contacted funeral homes across Beijing and was told that the funeral home was at full capacity.
Among them, Changping district funeral home told reporters that their staff were working 20 hours per day and burning 100 bodies daily.
The Beijing 120 service hotline is also overloaded and cannot receive calls immediately.