The World Health Organization has expressed concern over the deaths occurring during the second wave of coronavirus in India. WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said that the figures in India are worrisome and the government should state the correct figures.
In an interview with ANI, Swaminathan said that by August, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) had estimated the deaths of 1 million people based on current data. There can be further changes in this.
He said, the situation is very worrying at the moment, the number of cases of daily infections and deaths in other countries of India and South Asia is a matter of concern. All countries have shown low figures. The actual number is something else. The government should show the real figures.
On Monday, the WHO said that the Indian variants found last year were said to be worrisome for the whole world. In some early tests, it was found that it spreads very fast.
The WHO has classified Kovid's Indian form (B-1617) as a 'worrisome form' globally.
Dr. Maria van Kerkhoff, who is associated with the Kovid-19 technical team at the WHO, said on Monday that the first type of virus discovered in India, B1.617, was first classified as a 'surveillance pattern' by the WHO.
He said that discussions about this form of the virus are going on among various parties of WHO and they are also keeping an eye on what information we have about its infection and the spread of this virus in India and other countries. What are the studies about?
Kerkhov said that after discussing the available information about the Indian version of Kovid-19 and its proliferation capacity, we have placed it in the category of worrisome format globally.