Kolkata: IMCT raises several questions over COVID-19 situation in West Bengal – Pune Mirror

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Kolkata: The Inter- Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) has raised a number of question about COVID-19 situation in the state following visit to hospitals, quarantine centres and various hotspots in Kolkata and North Bengal.

In a letter written to Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha, the Central team has pointed out issues like death audit committee, which was formed by the West Bengal government, and justification of formation of such a committee, and if it was formed following Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) guidelines.

The team has sought the government order consulting the Committee of Doctors to declare of the cause of the death for COVID-19 patients, case records of all COVID patients where the cause of death is attributed to some other cause by the committee. It has also sought answers on the time taken by the Committee of Doctors in coming to its conclusion.

The team raised questions asto why bodies were not removed immediately after death in COVID-19 hospitals.

The team mentions in the letter that IMCT have been informed that the state government has created facility that the medical professionals and health workers in COVID 19 hospitals can get themselves “tested at their discretion, even on daily basis.” The team has sought order from the state government in this regard.

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