The central team visited Kolkata to access the situation wrote to the West Bengal government on Friday, seeking a detailed report regarding the functioning of the coronavirus death audit committee and a meeting with its members.
Rajiv Sinha the Chief Secretary wrote a letter in which he said that the team led by the senior bureaucrat Apurba Chandra, sought to know the system of approving the declaration of the death of the deaths of Covid-19 patients by the committee of doctors, which has been set up by the state government.
Chandra said in his letter to Sinha, “the principal health secretary on April 23 gave some reasons for the establishment of the committee of the doctors and also mentioned that if a Covid-19 patient dies in a road accident, he cannot be said to have died of Covid.”
The IMCT did not find the reason convincing as there is no comparison between the road death and death and death in the hospital due to the disease. The case has been recorded by the team about the covid-19 patients, where the cause of death is attributed to some other cause by the committee. He took this decision to get to know whether such a committee is in line with ICMR guidelines or medical practices.