Family of people who die by suicide within 30 days from being positive entitled to ex-gratia: SC told
Suitable directions in this regard may be passed by the top court, the Centre stated in its affidavit.
According to the revised guidelines, deaths that occur within 30 days of people testing positive will be treated as deaths due to Covid. The revision will be completed in a few days, she said.
The UDF has urged the state government to increase the compensation amount for the families of persons who die of Covid from Rs 50,000 to Rs 10 lakh.
The top court was hearing a batch of pleas filed by advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal and some intervenors who lost their family members to COVID-19.
The ministry said that the active cases comprise 0.90 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.77 per cent.
The increasingly lethal turn has filled hospitals, complicated the start of the school year, delayed the return to offices and demoralized health care workers.
37,423 people succumbed to Covid-19, Sudhakar tells Council
Seven districts reported 14 Covid deaths on Saturday, with most of them reported from Bengaluru Urban. With this, the total death toll has now gone up to 37,587.
The committee shall also look into the grievances of the kins of the deceased and propose remedial measures, including the issuance of amended official document for covid deaths,
Though sources claimed he would join duty after the leave period, Mohapatra was allegedly under pressure following the High Court dissatisfaction over the affidavit filed by the Health department.
Odisha had been constantly reporting below 1,000 cases for last over a week.
The city government has been ramping up health infrastructure to prevent a repeat of the crisis witnessed during the peak of the second wave of coronavirus in April and May.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease increased to 3,23,74,497, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent, the data showed.
A total of 14 deaths were recorded in the state in 24 hours ending at 9 am on Thursday, Sept 9, taking total Covid deaths to 13,964.
Five fully vaccinated people died of Covid from March to June in India, according to a Right to Information (RTI) response from the Centre.