Shri Vivek Joshi, IAS, Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India
I am pleased to know that the Tata Memorial Centre, Department of Atomic Energy,
Government of India is creating a resource centre for strengthening Medical Certification of
Cause of Death (MCCD) in India. Considering the cause of death is a very important health
indicator for the country.
Creation of such resource centres will go a long way in
strengthening the civil registration and vital statistics systems by providing technical
assistance to hospitals, health departments, program managers, doctors, coding teams, etc.
Accurate data regarding Medical Certification of Cause of Death will be beneficial for public
health researchers, health departments and policy makers