When a death occurs in Singapore, be it a close loved one or perhaps the parent of a friend, it affects all of us. We know it could be difficult to handle the post-death matters while trying to survive an emotional turmoil, so we hope this article will help make the death registration process a little easier for you. Speedoc’s CCOD service in Singapore covers the following:
When a loved one passes away at home, there are costs outside of CCOD to consider. Memorial services can cost anything between $1,300 to $10,000, and caskets, depending on the type, can cost anything between $700 to $10,000.
After registering the death of your loved ones, the memorial service can be arranged to send off your loved ones to either be buried, cremated, or replanted as a tree (eco-urn).
A Certificate of Cause of Death (CCOD) is a document issued by a licensed medical professional that certifies an individual’s death as a result and known and natural causes. Known and natural causes refer to illnesses that were previously diagnosed, like cancer, or a sudden stop in bodily function, like a heart attack. Unnatural causes refer to death due to external forces, like suicide or murder.
When a death occurs at home, call a doctor that can perform a house call immediately. This may be a more cost-effective solution for the grieving family. Some family doctors conduct house calls aside from seeing patients at their clinic and help you register for it while enabling you to focus on other things. But if your doctor doesn’t, consider calling Speedoc. We provide 24/7 house call services, where a licensed GP doctor can visit your home at any time of the day to issue a CCOD.
Do note that a doctor can only issue a CCOD on the spot if there is a valid medical report that could help him/her identify the cause of death due to pre-existing medical conditions. If the individual is a regular Speedoc patient, the doctor may be able to use prior medical records to determine the cause of death. However, if the individual is new to Speedoc, you may have to present a medical report that states the illness he/she has been diagnosed with.
Once a Certificate of Cause of Death (CCOD) has been obtained, a funeral director can be engaged to:
A Certificate of Cause of Death (CCOD) is different from a Death Certificate. While a CCOD certifies the cause of death, the Death Certificate is an official document that declares the death of an individual.
Before registering the death, you will have to make a decision as to whether the body will be cremated or buried first, as this information is needed during the death certificate registration process. You can register the death at any of these places:
You’ll need to bring the following documents with you: