He said that even a single wrong certification can deny government assistance to children who have actually lost their parents due to corona infection.
Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu K. Palaniswami. (File Photo)
Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly K. Palaniswami on Tuesday urged state government officials to direct them to mention the deaths due to COVID-19 in the death certificates as giving wrong reasons in the certificates has led to many problems during the pandemic. can be born.
He said that if the death is due to COVID and another reason is recorded in the death certificates, then the children orphaned due to the epidemic will be deprived of the assistance of the central and state government. “I urge the state government to ensure that the exact cause of death is recorded in the death certificates in cases where death has occurred due to corona infection,” the former chief minister said in a statement here.
‘Deaths ‘falsely’ certified
He said that there have been complaints that the authorities are not mentioning the exact cause of death of the people who lost their lives due to the epidemic in the death certificates. Palaniswami said that the help of children orphaned due to corona infection should be ensured. Palaniswami said there have been complaints that the authorities have “wrongly” attested the deaths.
He said that at least 27,356 people have died due to corona infection. In the last few weeks, many people have claimed that the death certificates did not give the exact cause of the COVID deaths. If this continues, then the chances of spreading the virus among the people will be more when the relatives take the dead bodies home and perform the last rites.
‘Wrong certification’ can deprive children of government aid
He said that even a single wrong certification can deny government assistance to children who have actually lost their parents due to corona infection. Let us inform that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has announced that children who are orphaned or lose one of their parents due to corona virus will be given an assistance of Rs 5 lakh. Along with this, the state government will also bear the cost of education of those children till graduation.
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