How India’s COVID-19 recovery rate is best among the world?

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently declared that India has “one of the best COVID-19 recovery rates in the world.” He primarily gave credit to the health care system in fighting the coronavirus crisis, which has so far infected many people in the country.

Recently India’s COVID-19 recovery rate boosted to 64.51%, ‘We are fighting and winning!’ said Dr. Harsh Vardhan Union Health and Family Welfare Minister.

There are sixteen states of the country which have excellent recovery rates.

“Delhi has recovery rate of 88%, Ladakh 80%, Haryana 78%, Assam 76%, Telangana 74%, Tamil Nadu & Gujarat 73%, Rajasthan 70%, MP 69% and Goa 68%,”  Rajesh Bhushan, secretary, ministry of health said.

He also appreciated the medical fraternity and health workers who have contributed in the large number of novel coronavirus recoveries.

“More than 1 million people have recovered from Covid-19 in the country. This landmark recovery has been achieved because of the selfless work and dedication of our doctors, nurses and frontline workers,” Bhushan said.

The novel coronavirus mortality rate is lower globally. All over the world, the mortality rate of the disease is around 4.3 per cent, while in India, presently it has dropped to 2.55 per cent. In comparison to India, United State and Brazil had larger number of deaths as they crossed the one million infection rate.

The recovery rate has been consistently rising in the country. According to the health ministry, healthy recovery rate in India was a result of “timely case identification” and “proper clinical management.”

Further, the Ministry said that “the aggressive testing along with ramped up hospital infrastructure by collective efforts of the public and private sectors” has drastically improved the recovery rate.

It emphasised that the Centre’s reaction and management strategy for the novel coronavirus which included testing, tracking and treating has been getting the immense results.

Most importantly, the growing containment planning and good coordinated implementation by the Union and State/Union Territories governments have resulted in the COVID-19 low fatality rate globally and it has been gradually falling.

“The number of COVID-19 cases is increasing in India because of the huge population of our country. But, we have a good recovery rate and the mortality rate is also very low.”

“We have to be more vigilant about the precautionary measures such as social distancing and wearing masks until the vaccine comes,”All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Guleria said.

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