Covid Toll

Central team checks records at hospitals

Patiala, June 10

A four-member Central team visited Covid facilities in the district today to check the maintenance of various records related to the disease.

The team visited Government Rajindra Hospital and some private hospitals and is said to have especially checked the records of Covid deaths and reasons thereof.

The team from the office of the Registrar General of India has reportedly found some minor omissions in recording of deaths at Government Rajindra Hospital.

Sources said the hospital had not updated the data of medical certification of cause of death (MCCD) in Covid patients. The sources added that the team had reportedly taken along some records received from the hospital authorities.

Notably, the hospital has reported over 2,300 Covid deaths since the pandemic broke out last year.

When asked about some gaps in maintaining the record, Dr HS Rekhi, Medical Superintendent, said, “They have asked us to fill in some more information while maintaining the record. We have already deployed more staff and work will be completed in the coming days.”

The hospital authorities have reportedly assured the Central team to complete the pending work within a week. It is learnt that extra workforce had been deployed to work overnight to finish the incomplete work at the earliest.

Civil Surgeon Dr Satinder Singh said the team was satisfied after they provided all required documents. He said the visiting team did not observe any discrepancy in the media bulletin and the hospital records. — TNS

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