Despite confirming that the state is in stage-3 community transmission, Health authorities in the state including the minister himself are busy portraying ‘all is well’ situation which became evident in the recent press meet.
In a shocking statement, Telangana Health Minister Etala Rajendra discursively burst the dark logic behind the less the corona mortality rate in the state.
Into details, it is to the known knowledge that snubbing the sharp criticism from national media and citizens over discrepancies in testing and COVID numbers, the Telangana government claimed less fatalities from the past few weeks.
However, the logic behind calculating this mortality rate came as a shock to the citizen and media while the government chose to exclude corona deaths who have other health ailments.
Minister Etela Rajender has officially announced that they are not including the corona deaths of the patents who are already suffering from chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
In defence of his statement, the minister stated that the state before the pandemic used to register not less than 1,000 cases due to various other causes and its wise to include these into corona tally.
“The state government would consider it as a corona death only if the person is previously healthy and died after he contracted the viral infection,” said the health minister. This sparked fresh debate in the state and medical community over the less mortality rate in the state.
Further, Etela claimed that only 19% of the COVID-19 patients in the state require hospital treatment and doctor’s attention. He also snubbed the reports over crunch in protective gear and oxygen cylinders in COVID hospitals.