Hos­pi­tals to give birth, death cer­tifi­cates in NDMC area

The Political and Business Daily - - METRO/NCR - PBD BUREAU/PTI

DEL­HI­ITES can now avail the first free copy of birth and death cer­tifi­cates from a hospi­tal it­self un­der the ju­ris­dic­tion of New Delhi Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil im­me­di­ately af­ter such events.

Ac­cord­ing to a di­rec­tion is­sued by the civic agency, all hos­pi­tals in the NDMC ar­eas will now is­sue the first copy of the birth cer­tifi­cate for free be­fore the mother is dis­charged, NDMC chair­per­son Jalaj Sri­vas­tava said.

The death cer­tifi­cate shall be given to near­est rel­a­tive of the de­ceased at the time of hand­ing over the body, he added.

Ear­lier, people had to go to the civic agency for the first copy but now it will be given by the hospi­tal and additional copies of birth and death cer­tifi­cates, if re­quired, could be taken from the civic agency at a later stage af­ter de­posit­ing the pre­scribed fees.

The fa­cil­ity was first launched by the Delhi Govern­ment at Lok Nayak Hospi­tal last week and it had promised to ex­tend it to all govern­ment hos­pi­tals by the end of the year.

NDMC is the first or­gan­i­sa­tion to im­ple­ment this scheme in all the hos­pi­tals un­der its ju­ris­dic­tion, in­clud­ing the only pri­vate hospi­tal, NDMC Med­i­cal Of­fi­cer PK Sharma said.

The fa­cil­ity will be pro­vided with im­me­di­ate ef­fect in hos­pi­tals like AIIMS, Saf­dar­jung, Ram Manohar Lo­hia, Pa­lika Ma­ter­nity, Charak Pa­lika, and Lady Hardinge which come un­der the ju­ris­dic­tion of NDMC.

Each hospi­tal will ap­point a sub-reg­is­trar to sign the cer­tifi­cates, Shri­vas­tava said.

Awork­shop in this con­nec­tion was con­ducted yes­ter­day by NDMC. The hos­pi­tals were told to be care­ful while is­su­ing the free copy as there is a le­gal li­a­bil­ity at­tached with this, he said.

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