Akhil Bharat Hindu MahaSabha WB team lead by its Central Observer Raja Mukhopadhyay and State Spokesperson Rajib Nath Roy demanded for a compulsory autopsy on the dead bodies related to #SaarsCov2 across West Bengal & other parts of the country.
While addressing the electronic and print media across their various ” Meet the Press ” initiatives, Raja Mukhopadhyay and Rajib Nath Roy clarified that they want these autopsies not as standalone initiatives but to be made compulsory through Regulatory intervention & strict implementation. Which at present not in practice until last month. As per media report port this demand in May 2021 West Bengal conducted 4 cases to find out the root cause.
The duo explained that four copies of such autopsy report should be mandated by ICMR as a standard protocol, with one each to be recorded with the treating Hospital, State Health Department, ICMR and the family of the unfortunate covid-19 victim.
While speaking on a popular TV Live program both Raja Mukhopadhyay & Rajib Nath Roy explained the need of such autopsy from the point of view of:
a. Transparency to the family of the patient and letting them know the actual reason of the death to avoid any insurance and post death benefit claims.
b. To ensure statistically broad-based data for research and development of targeted medicines for fight against the multiple mutating virus.
c. Ensure a strict vigil on the medical standards and ethics within the country.
d. Enhanced risk management by Local, State and Central Govt health agencies.
Fortunately, we have now 4 autopsies done in the State of WB as of 31st May,2021 as per various print media reports and presence of additional pathogens and/or any further developments may come to light in the future.
These initiatives will ensure a statistical database for policy making more pragmatic and fact based in real time.