Deaths due to COVID-linked complications must also be certified as COVID deaths, says Supreme Court

June 30, 2021 0 Comments

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed that deaths due to COVID-related complications must be certified as COVID deaths. This would apply to cases where patients had died of COVID-complications even a month or two after being diagnosed and irrespective of whether the patients died at home or in hospital, the court said. “A simplified procedure/guidelines …

Pradeep Kumar: a bright reporter, biker and friend

May 24, 2021 0 Comments

How do you write an obituary on a colleague? Especially one who was young, enthusiastic, full of life and enjoyed a good argument. That was Pradeep Kumar V, well read, well informed and fiercely opinionated: in the best kind of way. Till about two weeks ago he was very active, chasing stories, doing interviews, filing …