Rethink exclusion of patient suicides from Covid death data: SC to Centre
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Rethink exclusion of patient suicides from Covid death data: SC to Centre

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September 14, 2021

The Supreme Court Monday asked the Centre to reconsider its decision to not treat death by suicide of a person infected with Covid-19 as deaths occurring due to coronavirus.


New Delhi, 14 September 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, A bench of Justices M R Shah and A S Bopanna, which perused guidelines jointly issued by the Health Ministry and Indian Council of Medical Research said the guidelines “seems to be okay”. The bench, however, expressed apprehensions on some points and asked, “What about persons who committed suicide while they were suffering from corona?” The court said exclusion of a Covid-infected person who commits suicide from the purview of the guidelines cannot be prima facie accepted. “You have to re-consider this,” the bench told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the Centre.

Source - indianexpress.com

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