The corona epidemic caused havoc in the whole country, many people died due to it. Recently, the government has said a big thing related to this. The government has said that if someone dies in a hospital or home within 30 days of being Covid-19 positive. Then the cause of death will given as Covid-19 on the death certificate. This information was given by the Central Government by filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Friday.
Government issued circular
According to the information, the Supreme Court had directed the Central Government on June 30 that those who died due to corona in hospital or elsewhere should considered as deaths due to Covid-19. Along with this, the government was also instruct to make a clear framework on this. Following the direction of the court. The Ministry of Health and the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) issued a new guideline on 3 September. Now the government has issued a circular for deaths due to Covid-19. According to which even if a patient is discharge from the hospital after confirmation of corona, even if he dies outside within 30 days of the test, Covid will considered as death.
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Only death due to corona will considered as covid death
According to the new Covid Death Guidelines. Covid will considered only if it is confirm in RTPCR test or antigen test or testing in a clinical way. Apart from this, if the cause of death is poison, suicide or accident.. Then it will not consider as covid death, even if it is confirm in the covid test.
The court had ordered the government on June 30
In this case, two lawyers Gaurav Kumar Bansal and Ripak Kansal had filed a petition in the Supreme Court. During the hearing of which the order was passed to the Supreme Court on June 30 and asked the Central Government to implement it and make a clear framework. The Supreme Court had issued a direction to simplify the process of issuance of death certificate in case of death from Covid and issue guidelines for this. Apart from this, the report of the new guideline was also directed to be presented before the court on September 11.