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Covid-19 deaths may be higher than reported -Hemant Deepak Shewade and Giridara Gopal Parameswaran

-The Hindu The death figures for India may have to be adjusted for low coverage of medical certification of cause of death As on July 31, India had the third highest burden of Covid-19 globally (based on total reported cases). According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), there were 35,747 reported Covid-19 deaths and 5,45,048 active cases. India had 26 Covid-19 deaths per million population. This has been...

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Gaon Connection Survey: Rural India faced insurmountable sufferings during Covid-19 lockdown; 74% of respondents satisfied with Modi government

-Gaon Connection Gaon Connection brings to you the unseen face of the other India – rural India – with the first-of-its-kind national survey on the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on rural India. In a first-of-its-kind national survey on the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on rural India, Gaon Connection, India’s largest rural media platform, has documented the untold miseries rural citizens faced during the lockdown, ranging from mounting debts, increasing hunger,...

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As India Crosses Two Lakh Covid-19 Cases, Doubts Over Underreporting Continue Various opposition parties have used the rising number of cases to question the Modi government's handling of the pandemic. Bengaluru/ New Delhi: India’s tally of the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country breached the psychologically significant two-million mark on August 6. At 10 am on the Union health ministry’s website, the total number of cases amounted to 2,027,074. Of this, 607,384 – nearly 30% – are currently active while...

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Despair in a Package: How a Private Hospital in Delhi Tried to Fleece a COVID Patient -Sweta Dash As her mother lay in the ICU, a young woman fought harder than a government representative to enforce the state’s price cap order for COVID cases. She won the battle, but lost her mother. New Delhi: On June 24, when Mayanka Sanghotra learned that her mother, Narender Kaur, had tested positive for Covid-19, she was naturally alarmed. She could not get through to any of the government helpline numbers listed online,...

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No free grain in July for 40% of PMGKAY beneficiaries

-The Hindu Only 6% of free chana due in July has been distributed New Delhi: Almost four out of ten people dependent on free food from the Centre did not receive their July allocation under a special scheme to help tide over the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan told journalists on Friday, blaming States for their failure to distribute the free grains and pulses. In fact, as many as 11...

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