Strong Rebuttal : India Records Deaths Through Transparent And Legal Process, Does Not Agree With WHO Estimates- Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Health Minister

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India records its deaths due to Covid through a transparent and legal process and does not agree with the WHO’s estimate of Covid mortality for the country, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said . He also said the 14th Conference of the Central Council of Health & Family Welfare (CCHFW) passed a resolution in this regard.

The resolution was passed on the second day of the three-day CCHFW -‘Swasthya Chintab Shivir’, which concluded here on Saturday. Mandaviya said the registration of births and deaths in the country is extremely robust and is governed by the decades-old statutory legal framework the Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1969. “On the 2nd day of the conference of the CCHFW yesterday we have passed a resolution that we do not agree to the WHO’s estimate of Covid mortality for India,” he said, referring to the WHO estimate of 4.7 million Covid-related deaths in India.

“India records its deaths through a transparent and legal process. All the states and union territories provided correct and authentic data to the registry,” he said. Appreciating the participation of around 25 health and medical education ministers in the ‘Swasthya Chintan Shivir’, Mandaviya said, “we have been enriched by the deep insight of knowledge due to presentation of best practices by states.” He further stated that all states have shared one best practice, so now we have more than 25 best practices to learn from and implement across the country. The goals of the center and states are complementary. It is the goal of the state which would define policymaking at the central level.

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