New Delhi : The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 47 lakh people died in India due to corona, which is almost 10 times more than the official figures. At the same time, this number is one-third of the deaths worldwide. This report of WHO has come at a time when the Government of India had released the official data about the death from Corona two days ago.
10 times more deaths than India’s official figures
Recently, the number of people who died due to corona was released by the Government of India and now WHO is saying something else about this. There is a stark difference between the figures of the Ministry of Health and the figures of those who died of covid released by the WHO. WHO says that between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021, 47 lakh people died in India.
Corona in India out of 15 million deaths in the world, about 47 lakh deaths
The WHO says that due to the corona epidemic, more than 15 million people died worldwide and India’s figure is one third of the deaths of the whole world.
The WHO says that the worldwide death toll has not been accurately counted. Nearly 10 times more people have died than what has been counted in India. This figure of WHO is 13 percent more than the deaths due to covid worldwide in two years. The WHO believes that many countries have underestimated the death toll from covid. According to the organization, only 54 lakh deaths have been made official.
Let us tell you that the method by which WHO has given this assessment is called access death. In this method, based on the mortality rate of the area battling the epidemic, it is estimated that how many people would have died.
According to the official figures of India based on the Civil Registration System two days ago, the death toll from Corona in the country is 5,23,975.
In India, about three thousand cases of infection are being reported every day. The highest number of deaths in India occurred during the second wave, when the delta variant had claimed a large number of lives.
Lessons for the countries of the world, strengthen all countries their health system
The WHO used the ‘additional death’ method for this assessment. It means what was the death rate of an area before the pandemic. That is, how many people die in that area in general and how many people died in that area after the epidemic.
The Director General of the WHO said, this figure not only tells about the impact of the epidemic but countries should learn from it that they should improve their health systems. In times of crisis, only good health facilities can save humanity. In the period in which the WHO has estimated 47 lakh deaths, the government figures claim only 5.2 lakh deaths.
62 thousand people died in India during the first wave
These WHO figures show that as of August 2020, when the strict lockdown was in place, deaths were decreasing. During this 62 thousand people died. The death toll started increasing rapidly from September and the first wave of corona in many states created an outcry. This wave peaked in April, May and June and by then 27 lakh people had died.
Government of India raised questions on the claim
The Indian government has raised questions about the WHO’s method of making this assessment. The government has said that India had already objected to this assessment process. Despite this, the death rate estimate has been released.