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Civil Registration System
India  /  Published 31.05.22

Covid death certificates exceed toll

The RGI’s Civil Registration System (CRS) 2020 report too shows nine per cent excess deaths during 2020 compared with the average of 2018 and 2019, Jha said. Jha and other experts say the Centr...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.05.22

Table key to death data missing from govt report

It is against this backdrop that, health experts say, the missing table assumes significance. The table, titled “Estimated events and level of registration”, has been published in every a...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.05.22

Govt survey puts question mark on death data

The Union health ministry’s National Family Health Survey 2019-21 has suggested that India’s births-and-deaths recording system registered only 71 per cent of the country’s deaths ov...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 06.05.22

WHO, India spar over Covid death data

Less than an hour after the WHO released its estimates, the health ministry issued a statement saying India “strongly objects to the use of mathematical models” to project excess mortality...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.05.22

Hint of Covid death data deficiency

India’s births-and-deaths recording system captured 8.12 million deaths from all causes during 2020, or 480,000 excess deaths over the previous year’s count, hinting at some underreporting...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.02.22

Covid mortality higher than official counts

The 43 deaths among MPs and MLAs implies a relatively high death rate of 7.3 per 1,000 in this sub-population, three-fold higher than India’s average of 2.3 per 1,000 under the nationwide estima...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.06.21

Data death: Covid casualties

The scale of the Covid-19 crisis in India has been unprecedented in several ways. Aggravating the problem is the acute lack of data on the actual death toll. In the light of this, it is heartening tha...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 21.06.21

Mixed Bag: Gender imbalance

Progress seldom follows a linear pattern; new challenges are created with every hurdle that is crossed. This would be the correct inference to draw from the findings of the annual report of the Civil ...
By The Editorial Board


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