“Greatly Dissatisfied”: India Raises Concern Over WHO’s Methodology To Report COVID Deaths

On Monday, India voiced serious concerns over the methodology used by the World Health Organization (WHO) to compile and publish its study on an excessive amount of deaths from all causes that were linked to COVID 19. In addition to this, India proposed that WHO be “connected to an accountability mechanism.”

During his talk at the 75th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, the minister of health for the Union, Mansukh Mandaviya, said that the World Health Organization (WHO) ignored the concerns that India and other nations had expressed about the process and the sources of data.

According to India’s Health Minister, the WHO ignored country-specific real data that was provided by the legal authorities of India. He reported to the World Health Assembly that the Central Council of Health and Family Welfare, which is a charter body with a representation of health ministers from all of India’s states, had passed a united intention putting pressure on him to convey their collective dismay and concern in this regard. This intention was communicated to the central council of Health and Family Welfare by the World Health Assembly.

According to the research, there have been an estimated 47 million unnecessary deaths in India. The administration vigorously opposed this report, citing methodology, faulty data sourcing, anomalies in criteria, and the use of assumptions by the United Nations Health Agency for its estimates.

It has been said that Prime Minister Modi has brought attention to the need of strengthening the WHO in order to develop, among other things, a more stringent global health secure planning. The statement that India is prepared to play a significant role in all of these endeavors was made by Mandavya.