The highest number of Covid-19 deaths in India said the WHO. According to the reports released on Thursday, the reason behind so many deaths could be the impact of the pandemic directly or indirectly on the health system and society. India’s Covid toll is a third of the global death number, the report said. The Covid – 19 deaths Is 10 times the official count.
The Union Health Ministry of India said that India had been consistently objecting to the methodology adopted by WHO to project based on a mathematical model. The difference between the number of deaths that have occurred and the number that would be expected in the absence of the pandemic is calculated with the help of Excess mortality. The WHO also released a report on the methodology followed by it to arrive at these numbers.
The Union Health Ministry of India said that India had informed WHO that in the view of the “ authentic data” published by the RGI through CRS, mathematical models should not be used for projecting excess mortality numbers for the country. The registration of births and deaths in the country is extremely ‘robust’ and is governed by a decades-old statutory legal framework - Births & Deaths Registration Act, 1969.
The wide variation is estimated to raise concerns about the validity and accuracy of such a modelling exercise,”. A report of NYT claimed that India has delayed the WHO report for months. At the NYT report the health ministry took a jab, expressing surprise that the excess COVID – 19 mortality only in India and no other countries. “The Times was not able to learn the estimates for other countries,” the NYT report added.
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