THE Sepang crematorium will open starting Monday (Aug 9) and remains of Covid-19 victims from the Serdang Hospital will be cremated here.
Sepang municipal councillor Sivakumar Periasamy said the Serdang Hospital, with the help of the district office, would inform the local council to arrange for the cremation process.
Selangor Local Government and Public Transport Committee chairman Ng Sze Han said the council-managed crematorium with two furnaces could ease the burden of the existing crematoriums in the state due to the high number of deaths caused by Covid-19.
“All the current crematoriums are running at full capacity. We can start utilising the Sepang crematorium from Monday onwards,” he said.
He witnessed the trial run of the cremation in Jalan Kelab Pekan Sepang in Kubur Bersepadu. It uses logs for fuel.
Ng said there were now five local authorities offering crematorium services.
They are the Petaling Jaya City Council, Subang Jaya City Council, Shah Alam City Council, Klang Municipal Council and Sepang Municipal Council.
Ng said the Indian and Chinese communities would opt for the council crematoriums, which offered services priced below RM200.
Meanwhile, Sivakumar said the Sepang crematorium cost RM4mil.
"It has the capacity to cremate a maximum of six bodies a day."
He said this was the first modern crematorium in the municipality.