Cuttack: The Orissa Excessive Court docket will hear a petition on alleged under-counting of COVID-19 deaths in Odisha on June 28.
The HC, nevertheless, declined to entertain a plea to provide the directive for a particular audit of COVID deaths within the state.
A bench of Chief Justice S Muralidhar and Justice BP Routray fastened the date after the state authorities instructed the courtroom that 4,925 individuals had succumbed to COVID within the state until July 15.
What Govt Stated
In an affidavit filed on July 20, Extra Chief Secretary (Well being) PK Mohapatra instructed the courtroom that the federal government had carried a dying audit course of in all of the districts.
In response to the audit, Khurda topped the district-wise chart with 849 deaths. It was adopted by Sundargarh (427), Ganjam (400), Cuttack (311) and Nayagarh (132).
Whereas a complete of 9,49,929 constructive circumstances have been registered until July 15, the utmost quantity was reported from Khurda (1,67,913), adopted by Cuttack (82,826), Sundargarh (60,132), Puri (41,825) and Angul (41, 442), the affidavit added.
Earlier on July 5, the federal government had instructed the HC that district-level committees have been st as much as overview COVID deaths of constructive circumstances in addition to to survey the standard of care at each authorities and personal services.
The committees have been additionally tasked with analyzing the complete medical data of the sufferers to strengthen the system and enhance response to avoid wasting lives.