articles by Darshan Desai/ CitizenMatters.in

India

Gujarat govt is managing data, not coronavirus, say medical experts: Percentage of deaths in state among highest, even as number of tests remain low

The percentage of deaths from COVID-19 in Gujarat is among the highest in the country, even as the number of tests remains among the lowest, government denials to the contrary notwithstanding. Numbers apart, the fact that the state was consistently trying to cut down on testing got some credence when on 10 May, it made mandatory for all private hospitals to get government approval before testing patients, who are admitted for other ailments, for the coronavirus.