Government on Covid Deaths : The government has refuted the data of the US Global Center for Development’s study on deaths due to COVID, saying that whatever deaths occurred during this period in the country were assumed to be deaths due to corona. The reports which are coming related to the figures of deaths from Corona are completely wrong and baseless.
In fact, in the report of America’s think tank Global Center for Development, it has been said that there have been about 5 million deaths due to corona in India. While the official figure is a little more than 4 lakh 18 thousand deaths. The country’s former Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramaniam has been associated with this study. Subramaniam believes that India’s information system is not as strong as it should be, that is why there is such a difference in the death figures. But the Center, while responding to the report by Arvind Subramaniam, said that the reporting system of the government is excellent. There is no question of the figures of Covid deaths being wrong.
‘Death registration is necessary in the country so death figures cannot be wrong’
According to PTI, reacting to this report, the Union Health Ministry said that death registration is necessary in the country and this system is very strong. Some deaths may not have been detected due to fear of infection, but there cannot be any mistake in the count. The government claims that even though the report of the American think tank is telling that the figures of deaths from Corona have been shown to be very low. But there is no truth in this.
Covid-19 Death Toll: About 50 lakh people died in the country due to corona, not 4.18 lakh; Claims in the report of American think tank
US study estimates 5 million deaths
Some recent studies on deaths have been cited in these news reports. In this study conducted in the US and European countries, the rates of infection deaths based on age have been used to find out the actual deaths. Sero-positivity has been used to find out more deaths than corona in India. Arvind Subramaniam, involved in the study of the Global Center for Development, said that according to our study, there have been 30 to 50 lakh deaths in India due to corona. While the official figure is of 4 lakh deaths.
It has been said in this study that at least 34 lakh and maximum 49 lakh deaths would have happened. Subramaniam said that our information system is not as strong as it should be. So there is this difference in the figures of deaths. He said that the government should make all the data public because ultimately it will only help us as a country, a society, how we have to deal with this pandemic.