WHO Report On Corona Deaths In India: The Central Government has rejected the report given by the World Health Organization regarding death in India from Corona. In its report, WHO has estimated the death of about 47 lakh people due to the covid-19 epidemic inside India. In the report released by the WHO on Thursday, it was said that between January 2020 and December 2021, about 47 lakh people died, which is about 10 times more than the officially given figure.
Why questions are being raised on WHO figures,
The country’s top health experts questioned the ‘modelling’ method used by the WHO to estimate the deaths of 47 lakh people in India due to corona or its effects. Along with this, he said that he is disappointed with the approach adopted by the global health body in this regard, which is tantamount to adopting a ‘one policy for all’.
Several experts, including Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) director general Balram Bhargava, NITI Aayog member (health) VK Paul and AIIMS director Randeep Guleria, termed the report as unacceptable and unfortunate. VK Paul rejected the WHO report, saying that India has been telling the global body very politely and through diplomatic channels, clearly with data and reasoned arguments that it does not agree with the methodology adopted for its country .
Guleria objected to the report
NITI Aayog member said, “…Now that the actual number of deaths from all causes is available, there is no justification for using only modeling based estimates.” VK Paul said, “…Unfortunately. “Despite our frequent writings, ministerial level dialogue, they have chosen to use numbers based on modeling and assumptions.” not desirable to do.”
National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NTAGI) President NK Arora called the report extremely unfortunate and said that India has the lowest mortality rate (per million) compared to many developed countries. Balram Bhargava said, “Importantly, when the deaths of Kovid happened, we did not have a definition of death at that time. Even the WHO did not have any definition in this regard. So there was Randeep Guleria. also objected to the report and said that India has a very strong system of birth and death registration and those data are available, but WHO has not used those data.