Kovid not asked to cover up death: Health Minister denies allegations | Health minister | Veena George

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If there are problems with the Kovid death toll, it will be fixed

Kovid deaths are determined by doctors

Thiruvananthapuram: Health Minister Veena George has asked why the government should keep the number of Kovid deaths secret. Veena George said the doctor had not been asked to cover up the deaths. The Health Minister was responding to allegations made by the Opposition in connection with Kovid’s death at a press conference in Thiruvananthapuram.

Death is confirmed by the treating doctor or medical superintendent. Kovid’s deaths were not deliberately concealed. An online system was set up after the new government came to report deaths. Hospitals must report the death within 24 hours.

He said the new system would not have been in place to report deaths if it had been concealed. Death is determined by a panel of doctors.

The government is committed to ensuring transparency. If there are problems with the Kovid death toll, it will be fixed. Kovid deaths are determined by doctors. It is up to the Union Ministry of Health to decide whether to change the norms. It is up to the experts to decide whether to change the criteria. As a minister, it cannot be said that the norms should be changed.

The accounts of Thiruvananthapuram Medical College will be examined. The number of medical colleges is higher than the government.

If no covid death has been reported it will also be examined. Complaints related to this will be examined even if they are submitted by email, the Health Minister said.

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