Comorbid victims will also be certified as ‘Dead Covid’ | India News
The Center informed the Supreme Court on Sunday that all those who died with the Covid-19 infection would be certified as “death by Covid” regardless of the comorbidities they carried.
Responding to petitions alleging that governments were not certifying deaths caused by Covid honestly to avoid liability for ex gratia payment under the Disaster Management Act, the Center said in an affidavit: morbidities, should be classified as deaths due. to Covid-19. The only exception could be when there is an alternative cause of death, which cannot be attributed to Covid (eg accidental trauma, poisoning, acute myocardial infarction, etc.), where Covid-19 is an incidental finding. ”
He said that a ‘death certificate’ is required to register deaths according to the regulations prescribed by the Registrar General of India. The main purpose of the certification of the cause of death (death certificate) is to correctly identify and classify all deaths due to a medical condition (for example, Covid-19) and to eliminate any discrepancies in the coding to obtain true estimates of the Covid load. deaths, it said.
The ‘death audit’, on the other hand, was an exercise to identify the gaps that contribute to the death of patients, the Center said. The objective was to improve the quality of health services through corrective measures to prevent / minimize future deaths.