Feb 28, 2022

Covid-19 update: Attributing Covid-19 as the cause of death on death certificates

 The Ministry of Home Affairs has told the Supreme Court that all deaths with a diagnosis of COVID-19, irrespective of comorbidities, will be classified as deaths due to COVID-19. The only exception could be where there is a clear alternative cause of death that cannot be attributed to COVID-19 (accidental trauma, poisoning, etc.), where COVID-19 is an incidental finding.

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