Dimapur, May 26: The Directorate of Economics & Statistics has directed all the District Economics & Statistics Officers and District Registrars of Birth & Death to register all deaths occurring in their jurisdiction within 21 days of the stipulated time, as laid down in the Registration of Births & Deaths Act 1969 and corresponding Nagaland Registration of Births & Deaths (Amendment) Rule 1999.
In an order issued on Wednesday, it stated that the District Registrar should collect and maintain the district-wise digital dataset of death eases, including COVID-19.
“All efforts should be made to ensure that all institutional/non-institutional deaths are covered and reported to the local Registrar of Births & Deaths in time for registration. The Institutional deaths are to be certified under Medical Certification of Causes of Death (MCCD) form No.4 and non-institutional deaths in form No. 4A,” it stated.
The District Officers have also been asked to coordinate with the Deputy Commissioner, who is the District Chief Registrar of Births & Deaths, for executing the Act in both government and private medical institutions.
“To coordinate with the Medical Superintendent of District Hospital and other medical institutions in-charge under your jurisdiction for certifying the death registration and collection of reports; to issue necessary direction in this regard to all the Registrars under your jurisdiction; and to compile and report all death cases every month under your district to the undersigned on or before 10th of the following month as per the RBD Act 1969,” it added.
(Page News Service)