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Rahul surrounded the Center regarding WHO’s COVID figures, said – 47 lakh Indians lost their lives, not 4.8 lakhs, science does not tell lies

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

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The WHO said on Thursday that in the past two years, about 15 million people have lost their lives either to the coronavirus or to its effects on health systems.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that Coronavirus in India (Coronavirus in India47 lakh people have lost their lives due to this. But on this figure of WHO, the government (WHO India Covid Death) has strongly objected. It has also been said that the method of collecting data of WHO is questionable. At the same time, now the opposition has become an attacker on the central government regarding the data released by WHO. Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi (Rahul Gandhi) has also directly targeted the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this issue. Along with this, there has been a demand for compensation to the families of the deceased.

Rahul Gandhi tweeted, ’47 lakh Indians have lost their lives due to the COVID epidemic. 4.8 lakh as claimed by the government. Science never lies. Modi speaks. Honor the families who have lost their loved ones. Help them by giving them a compensation of Rs 4 lakh. In fact, the WHO said on Thursday that in the last two years, about 15 million people have lost their lives either due to coronavirus or its impact on health systems. WHO estimates that 47 lakh people died due to corona in India. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called the figures serious.

What did India say on the WHO figures?

The Union Health Ministry said in a statement that India has been consistently objecting to the methodology adopted by the WHO to estimate the high mortality rate on the basis of mathematical models. “Despite India’s objection to the procedure, methodology and outcome of this model, the WHO has issued an additional mortality estimate without adequately addressing India’s concerns,” the statement said.

India had also informed the WHO that a mathematical model could be used to project additional death numbers for India, given the availability of authentic data published by the Registrar General of India (RGI) through the Civil Registration System (CRS). should not be done. Sources in New Delhi said that India can raise the issue in the World Health Assembly and necessary multilateral fora.

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It is not good to use modeling based estimates: VK Paul

NITI Aayog member VK Paul said, “Now that the actual number of deaths from all causes is available, there is no justification for using only modeling based estimates. He told that the number of deaths in 2019 was 6.9 lakh more as compared to the calendar year 2018. He said that as per the official data based on a robust surveillance system set up for COVID, the death toll of COVID in 2020 was 1.49 lakh.

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