About MCCD

Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) is the certificate issued by the attending medical practitioner who had treated the person during admission in a medical institution or in the last illness (prior to death) while taking treatment from a physician outside of a medical institution.

  • Cause of death - All what you want to know !
The cause of death is defined as “all those diseases, morbid conditions/abnormalities, injuries which either resulted in or contributed to death and the circumstances of the accident or violence which produced any such injuries”. Read More..

  • What is your role as a doctor?
The doctor’s responsibility is to complete the ‘Medical Cause of Death Certificate(MCCD)’ to state that an individual died from the reported cause/causes of death.



FAQs

What can a participating centre do?

  • Strengthen the Medical Certification of Cause of Death (MCCD) through training
  • Record death events in a Registered Clinic or Nursing home or Hospital or Medical Institution
  • Record medical terms of cause of death, convert medical terms into International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes
  • Record the underlying cause of death and the sequence of events leading to death
  • Quality checks to avoid mode of dying being referred as cause of death
  • Generate MCCD Form 4 and Death Report Form 2, necessary for death registration
  • Have restricted user access
  • Ensure data security and confidentiality

How is it helpful for the hospitals?

The following outputs can be generated:
  • Level 1: Certificate of death for disposal of body: Death notification
  • Level 2: Medical certification of cause of death (MCCD) - Form 4: Recording cause of death
  • Level 3: Death report - Form 2: Submitted to Local Registrar's office by hospital along with Form 4

Who can participate?

Centres registered with ICMR -NCDIR
  • Clinics, Nursing Homes, Hospitals and Medical Institutes can register with ICMR-NCDIR
  • (write to ncdir@ncdirindia.org)
  • General physicians who certify death at home can also use the software to record and issue Form 4A

Who benefits?

Family:
  • Facilitates death registration
Hospitals:
  • Record death event and maintain death register
  • Generate MCCD and Form 2 for further submission to Local Registrar office
  • Conduct mortality audits in hospital
Research and Public Health:
  • Strengthens cause of death statistics
  • Strengthens vital event registration
  • Helps in planning and implementation of healthcare services
  • Strengthens public health research

What is the role of ICMR-NCDIR ?

  • Provide technical assistance to strengthen quality of cause of death information and strengthen MCCD system in hospitals
  • Facilitate statistical tables for administrative and research needs of hospital
  • Generate statistical tables in accordance to the MCCD reports of the Registrar General of India (RGI) reports
  • Data transmitted through online software is encrypted and securely stored and not shared with any third party


About MCCD Close
Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) is the certificate issued by the attending medical practitioner who had treated the person during admission in a medical institution or in the last illness (prior to death) while taking treatment from a physician outside of a medical institution. It is the physician’s primary responsibility to complete the medical part of the certificate regarding all diseases, morbid conditions or injuries which either resulted in or contributed to death. The certificate as to the cause of death required under sub-section (3) of Section 10 of Registration of Births and Deaths Act,1969 shall be issued in Form No.4 for institutional deaths and Form 4A for non- institutional deaths.