Deaths from Corona: It is true that due to Corona, lakhs of people have died not only in the world but also in India. But the Government of India has an objection to a figure which has been released by the World Health Organization. According to the World Health Organization, 4.7 million more people died than the figures presented by the Indian government.
The government has also raised questions about the model of WHO. The world health body said that 14.9 million people died either directly from Covid-19 or because of the pandemic's impact on health systems and society.
Following the report, India strongly objected to the use of mathematical models by the WHO to introduce additional death estimates linked to the coronavirus pandemic in view of the availability of authentic data. The Indian government stated that the validity and robustness of the models used and the methodology of data collection are questionable.
According to new WHO estimates, between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021, the absolute death toll directly or indirectly linked to the COVID-19 pandemic as "excess mortality" was approximately 14.9 million.
Extreme mortality includes deaths directly (due to disease) or indirectly (due to the pandemic's impact on health systems and society) associated with the coronavirus. For India, the additional deaths linked to the COVID-19 pandemic (mean) as estimated by the WHO are 4,740,894.
India has denied the report of the World Health Organization. The WHO has cited several models to estimate additional mortality rates separately for India, which itself calls into question the validity and robustness of the models used.
The Union Health Ministry said that the country has a very robust system of birth and death registration. In view of the availability of authentic data published by the Registrar General of India through the Civil Registration System (CRRS), the mathematical model should not be used to project a higher death count for India.
The Health Ministry pointed out that the test positivity rate for Covid-19 in India was not uniform across the country at any point in time. On the flaw in the WHO estimation model, the Center said that such a modelling approach was not possible for both space and time within the country.
The context fails to take into account the variability in the Covid positivity rate. The model has also failed to take into account the rate. The government claimed that the figures reported by WHO completely ignored the reality.