On Friday, the Central Government has given information about this by filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court. In fact, on June 30, the Supreme Court had directed the Central Government that those who were admitted to the hospital due to this epidemic and then after recovery dies of complications related to corona, then such deaths were due to corona. Steps should be taken towards accepting deaths.
After which the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Indian Council for Medical Research made new rules on 3 September. The government has now issued a new circular regarding death from Corona. It has been said in the guidelines that even if discharged from the hospital after the confirmation of Kovid, even if death outside the hospital within 30 days of the test will be considered as Kovid death.
The order passed in the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court had passed the order on June 30 during the hearing of the petition of two lawyers Gaurav Kumar Bansal and Ripak Kansal and said that the central government should respect and implement this order. The Supreme Court had issued a direction to simplify the process of issuance of death certificates in case of death from Covid and issue guidelines for the same.
According to the guidelines, if Covid is detected in the RTPCR test or antigen test, or clinical investigation, then it will be considered as Covid. But at the same time, it has been said that if the cause of death is due to poison, suicide, or accident, then it will not be considered as death due to Covid even if it is confirmed in the Covid test.
Implementation of order
In order to simplify the issuance of certificates in the case of death from Covid, guidelines were prepared and directed to present its implementation report before the Supreme Court on September 11. Earlier, on the last hearing, the Solicitor General had sought one more week’s time to complete these guidelines. The Supreme Court had expressed displeasure on this and said that the order is long ago and time was given earlier also.
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