The Gujarat government on Wednesday clarified that there is no hiding of any kind in the variety of deaths due to Covid-19 in the State.
Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel stated, Anyone who has actually passed away after being checked favorable for Covid-19, is considered as dead due to Covid regardless of co-morbidities. There is no hiding of any kind in the numbers.
The declaration comes after questions were raised about State’s approach of reporting deaths due to Covid-19 Gujarat has actually been reporting on average 15 deaths daily considering that July 1, raising doubts about the openness in numbers by the State health department.
Gujarat has actually so far reported 2,071 deaths as on Wednesday with overall 43,723 cases in the State. Up until now, total 30,555 people have recuperated or been discharged according to the ICMR standards.
On the debates over casualty numbers being suppressed, Patel ensured that, “the federal government numbers are genuine and there is no hiding of any kind.”
Patel also informed that the State is waiting for Centre’s assistance on upcoming celebration seasons for Ganesh Chaturthi, Janmashtami and Navaratri. “We have to consider public security prior to relaxing the norms. We are waiting for the Centre’s assistance for the same,” stated Patel at a media rundown.
Increasing cases, the Deputy Chief Minister, who likewise holds the cabinet portfolio for health and family welfare, stated that the cases were expected to increase after Gujarat unwinded restrictions for businesses and movement. “However the rise in cases is much lower than what was feared. We are better put than numerous other states,” said Patel.
The State government on Wednesday issued a notification permitting any individual to get an RT-PCR test done at a federal government or personal laboratory with a prescription from a doctor. There will be no requirement of any extra approvals from the heath authorities. The expense of test for private labs is fixed at 2,500 at the laboratory and 3,000 for house sample collection. Tests at government centers are free of cost.
Gujarat has conducted total 4.78 lakh tests so far with average daily tests of around 7,400 across up until now during July. The State has test-positivity ratio of 11.29 percent, while recovery rate is over 69 percent.