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Odisha Govt discourages Covid test after death

23/09/2020 at 9:57 AM

Bhubaneswar, Sep 23: The Health and Family Welfare Department in an order to all hospitals in the state discouraged conducting Covid-19 test after death to avoid undue delay in release of body and prevent harassment to the bereaved family.

In the order, the Additional Chief Secretary directed all hospitals (Government and Private), who are treating Covid positive patients to submit the death report of Covid positive persons along with the copy of the bedhead tickets, investigation reports and Covid test status to the Director of Health Services, Odisha (dhsodisha@gmail.com) within 48 hours of death for the purpose of State-level audit.

Besides, they have also been directed to record all the pre-existing diseases with signs and symptoms at the time of admission along with the related investigation reports and to submit them to the State-level committee accompanied with the name and contact number of the treating doctor.

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