Revealed in RTI: 23324 death certificates issued in Uttarakhand this year in four months

Let us inform you that from January to April this year, 23324 death certificates were issued. There are 13807 males and 9517 females in this

Revealed in RTI: 23324 death certificates issued in Uttarakhand this year in four months

In Uttarakhand, in the four months from January to April this year, the health department has issued 23324 death certificates. Whereas 62219 death certificates were issued in the last year. This has been revealed in the information given by the department in RTI. So far 7356 corona patients have died in the state during the Covid period.

Rakesh Barthwal, a resident of Model Colony Araghar, had sought information from the Health Department on the death certificate issued from 2020 to April 2021 under the Right to Information Act (RTI). According to the information given by the department, 85543 death certificates have been issued in the state from January 2020 to April 2021.

In which 62219 death certificates were issued from January to December last year. In this 36865 are males and 25354 are females. Whereas from January to April this year, 23324 death certificates were issued. There are 13807 males and 9517 females in this.

The first case of corona infection was reported in the state on March 15. So far 7356 corona patients have died. Whereas the number of death certificates that have been issued is many times more than this. It is clear from this that there have been more deaths due to other diseases than corona infection.

Only eight percent of certificates has the cause of death mentioned

According to the report of the year 2019 released by the Civil Registration System of the Central Government, in the death certificate registration in Uttarakhand, the cause of death is being given in only eight percent of the deaths while the cause of death is not being given in 92 percent of the death certificates.