Funding for this research was provided by:
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1184205)
Indian Council of Medical Research (5/7/1504/2016-CH)
Received: 23 November 2020
Accepted: 4 November 2021
First Online: 17 November 2021
: The study protocol was reviewed and approved by Institute Ethics Committees of The INCLEN Trust International (Ref: IIEC 51) and Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital (Ref: IEC/SJH/VMMC/Project/August-2017/1000). The in-depth interviews with the stakeholders were done after obtaining written informed consent. The observations were done after obtaining verbal consent from the parent or family member present during the counselling for MITS. In view of the sensitivity of the situation and process, no interview with parents/family or audio-recording of the counselling for MITS were done and the study team obtained verbal consent from the parents/family member present there for the observation of the counselling. When the MITS team approached and mobilised the parents/family members present after declaration of death or stillbirth, the study team member informed them about the observation of the counselling process and obtained verbal consent to observe and document the discussions. After they provided verbal consent, the study team documented the process. The study team member did not participate in the counselling for MITS or discussion.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that there is no competing interests and conflict of interest. The funders have no role in study planning, conduct, analysis and manuscript preparation.