Dehradun: The Uttarakhand Well being Division has served notices to 13 authorities and personal hospitals for late reporting of 218 COVID deaths, lots of them relationship again to even January and February.
The notices had been issued to those hospitals on Wednesday on the course of Director Normal Well being Tripti Bahuguna for late reporting of COVID deaths, the state management room for COVID instances right here mentioned.
The notices have additionally been despatched to the Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) involved, it mentioned.
The hospitals which were served notices embody Baba Neem Karoli Hospital, Nainital, Base Hospital, Almora, COVID Well being Centre, Lamgara, State Allopathic Dispensary Dhaulchina, Base Hospital, Kotdwar (Pauri), DCHC Koteshwar, Rudraprayag, District Hospital Pithoragarh, District Hospital, Bageshwar, Authorities Doon Medical Faculty Dehradun, Army Hospital, Pithoragarh, Sai Hospital, Nainital, STHG, Haldwani and Vinay Vishal Healthcare, Haridwar, it mentioned.
Most 47 backlog COVID deaths have been reported from District Hospital, Pithoragarh, adopted by 36 backlog deaths from Base Hospital, Almora and 32 backlog deaths from Base Hospital, Kotdwar.
Base Hospital, Almora on Wednesday additionally reported COVID deaths, which occurred from January 21 to February 21.
When a non-public hospital in Haridwar reported 65 COVID deaths late by over a fortnight in Could, Well being Secretary Amit Negi had written a strongly-worded letter to all hospitals asking them to stay to the drill of commonly furnishing the state management room with the figures or face motion.
Loss of life abstract of COVID sufferers ought to be despatched to the state COVID management room each day by hospitals or else powerful motion will likely be taken towards the responsible beneath the Epidemic Act, he had mentioned within the letter.
Nevertheless, the follow seems to have continued.
“I express my deep despair at the sheer callousness being displayed by our hospitals and authorities. This deserves absolute and unequivocal condemnation,” Dehradun-based social activist Anoop Nautiyal mentioned.
“With addition of the backlog COVID deaths reported on Wednesday, the total number of such deaths in Uttarakhand reported on 47 different days has shot up to 1,210,” he mentioned.
Nautiyal mentioned all of the 13 districts of the state have reported backlog COVID deaths.
“It is alarming to note that 88 per cent of the 218 backlogs reported on June 30 are from hill districts,” he mentioned citing information revealed by his organisation known as Social Improvement for Communities Basis.