India has strongly refuted the World Health Organisation's use of mathematical model to calculate the number of Covid deaths, saying the "figure is totally removed from reality".
Contending that the country has an "extremely robust" system of births and deaths registration, the Union health ministry, in its rebuttal, called the WHO's system of data collection "
In a report released Thursday, WHO said between January 2020 and December 2021, there were 4.7 million "excess" Covid deaths in India
its the maximum number that's 10 times the official figures and almost a third of Covid deaths globally.
The global figure, according to the report, was 15 million more than double the official figure of 6 million.
In 2020, India recorded 4,74,806 deaths as excess meaning over and above normal under the Civil Registration System.