1 min read.Updated: 22 May 2020, 05:22 PM IST Edited By J. Jagannath
Ministry of Statistics & Indian Statistical Institute study found around 20 lakh virus cases, 54,000 deaths were averted due to lockdown
As per BCG model, lockdown saved between 1.2-2.1 lakh lives, number of Covid-19 cases averted is between 36-70 lakh, says govt
New Delhi: As per Boston Consulting Group's model, the lockdown saved between 1.2-2.1 lakh lives and number of Covid-19 cases averted is between 36-70 lakh, said Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation on Friday. In a series of tweets, the ministry showed how the lockdown has apparently helped contain the spread of the virus.
According to @BCG's model, lockdown has saved between 1.2 - 2.1 lakh lives, number of #COVID19 cases averted is between 36 - 70 lakh
"As per a joint study by Ministry of Statistics and Indian Statistical Institute, we find that around 20 lakh cases and 54,000 deaths have been averted due to lockdown," the ministry said in another tweet.
The Union health ministry on Thursday said the period of lockdown has been gainfully utilised to “ramp up the health infrastructure", with around 3,027 dedicated COVID-19 hospitals and 7,013 care centers being readied across the country to fight the disease.
The announcement came after some media reports questioned the country’s preparedness to deal with the highly infectious disease.
"There are reports in a section of the media about some decisions of the government regarding the lockdown implementation and response to COVID-19 management. The period of the lockdown has been gainfully utilised to ramp up the health infrastructure in the country," the ministry said.
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