Bhubaneswar: The Health & Family Welfare Department of Odisha in a notification to all hospitals in the State on Tuesday discouraged conducting Covid-19 test after death to avoid undue delay in release of body and prevent harassment to the bereaved family.
Further, all hospitals, both Government and Private, who are treating COVID positive patients have been directed 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 ([email protected]).
They have to submit the details within 48 hours of death for the purpose of State Level Audit. All deaths of Covid positive patients are audited at State Level to determine the cause of death.
All hospitals are also 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.