Supreme Court: Government should reconsider the guidelines removing suicide from Corona death certificate

Technicalguruji Bureau, New Delhi.

Published by: Dev Kashyap
Updated Tue, 14 Sep 2021 03:20 AM IST

Summary

According to the guidelines of the Central Government, if a person suffering from Corona has committed suicide, then he will not be entitled to Corona Death Certificate. On this, the Supreme Court said that this decision needs to be reconsidered.

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The Supreme Court has asked the central government to reconsider its guidelines excluding suicide from the corona death certificate. While expressing satisfaction with the compliance report, the court has also raised some questions. Actually, the Kovid-19 death certificate is necessary for the compensation amount to be received by the family members on death due to corona.

A bench of Justices MR Shah and AS Bopanna told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, “You have specifically said that if the corona victim has committed suicide, then he will not be entitled to such certificate.” This decision needs to be reconsidered. Mehta said the concerns raised by the court would be considered.

Taking note of the compliance report filed by the Centre, the bench observed that there are certain areas which need attention. The bench said, “We have seen your affidavit, it seems right. However, there are two or three things that are breaking. What will happen to those people who have committed suicide while suffering from Corona. The court asked how the states would implement the policy issued by the government. What about the certificates that have been issued earlier and the documents given by the hospitals are being objected by the family members.

some shortcomings have to be corrected
The bench asked when the committee would be constituted at the district level and what documents would the Kovid victims have to submit before the committee. The bench said, “From perusing the compliance report, it appears that there are certain deficiencies which have to be rectified. The court also said that 80 per cent of the problems in this case have been resolved.

Center did not accept the suicide of the infected as corona death
The guidelines were issued by the government on Saturday following an order passed on June 30 on the petitions of advocates Ripak Kansal and Gaurav Kumar Bansal. In fact, in a joint guideline of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Indian Council of Medical Research, it has been said that loss of life due to suicide, murder or accident will not be considered as death due to corona, even if it is Kovid infected.

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The Supreme Court has asked the central government to reconsider its guidelines excluding suicide from the corona death certificate. While expressing satisfaction with the compliance report, the court has also raised some questions. Actually, the Kovid-19 death certificate is necessary for the compensation amount to be received by the family members on death due to corona.

A bench of Justices MR Shah and AS Bopanna told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, “You have specifically said that if the corona victim has committed suicide, then he will not be entitled to such certificate.” This decision needs to be reconsidered. Mehta said the concerns raised by the court would be considered.

Taking note of the compliance report filed by the Centre, the bench observed that there are certain areas which need attention. The bench said, “We have seen your affidavit, it seems right. However, there are two or three things that are breaking. What will happen to those people who have committed suicide while suffering from Corona. The court asked how the states would implement the policy issued by the government. What about the certificates that have been issued earlier and the documents given by the hospitals are being objected by the family members.

some shortcomings have to be corrected

The bench asked when the committee would be constituted at the district level and what documents would the Kovid victims have to submit before the committee. The bench said, “From perusing the compliance report, it appears that there are certain deficiencies which have to be rectified. The court also said that 80 per cent of the problems in this case have been resolved.

Center did not accept the suicide of the infected as corona death

The guidelines were issued by the government on Saturday following an order passed on June 30 on the petitions of advocates Ripak Kansal and Gaurav Kumar Bansal. In fact, in a joint guideline of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Indian Council of Medical Research, it has been said that loss of life due to suicide, murder or accident will not be considered as death due to corona, even if it is Kovid infected.

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