New Delhi. The debate on the death toll due to Corona in the country for the last several months seems to be coming to an end. Following the orders issued by the Supreme Court to the Central Government to issue a Death Certificate in case of death due to corona infection and to simplify the guidelines, now the Central Government has issued new Guidelines have been issued. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued its guidelines for issuing official documents in cases of death due to corona as per the order of the Supreme Court.
Filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court, the Central Government has said that the Office of the Registrar General of the country had issued a circular on September 3 to give medical certificates to the next of kin of the deceased along with the cause of death. The court said that following the decision of June 30 in Reapak Kansal vs. Government of India and other cases, new guidelines have been issued by the Central Government. It has been clarified by the central government that those cases have also been included in the corona infection, which is detected by RT-PCR test, molecular test, rapid-antigen test, or any hospital test.
In the new order of the government, it has been said that those cases of corona in which the patient could not recover and died (whether it happened in the hospital or at home) then he would be included in the death due to corona only. Even if in these cases the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) has not been issued to the registering authority in the form of Forms 4 and 4A as per Section 10 of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act 1969.
Under what circumstances death will be made Covid-19 death if...
a patient is infected with corona and dies within 30 days of the detection of the corona, then it will be considered corona death. Along with this, a patient got corona but he kept getting his treatment for more than 30 days but he was continuously admitted under the same entry for more than 30 days and later he died. The death of such patients will also be considered as death due to Kovid-19.
According to the new guidelines of the government, the committeeformed to deal with any dispute wherethe facility of issuance of Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) is not available or if the reason given by the MCCD is not satisfied. A committee will be constituted at the district level for the state and union territories to look into such matters. This committee will deal with such cases.