Covid-19 Realities; States need to be blamed, not Centre

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(Brig (retd) GB Reddi)

Covid-19 data given below provides a clear “Perspective”.  Percentages provide an absolute picture with highest percentage in Delhi followed by Kerala and Maharashtra.  In real numbers, Maharashtra takes the top slot.

Under the Constitution, Health is a “State Subject’.  The Central Government only provides guidance through its policies. Hence, the ‘blame-game’ is reprehensible.  Ironically, some Opposition political parties, which indulged in blaming the Narendra Modi-led NDA government should introspect how far they are justified in their criticism.  Shouldn’t they accept due to their political compulsions and hatred towards the Modi as an individual trying to ‘fail’ the nation? So, political leaders, especially an illiterate Rahul Gandhi, must stop playing ‘vicious politics’ to score brownie points.

State wise Population 2021 & Covid-19 Data as on 12 April 2021

Rank    States               2021 (estimates)          Confirmed                   Active

Top 10

1   Maharashtra            12.43 Crores                33,43,951 (2.69%)      5,38,160

  1. Kerala                        3.60 Crores               11,60,204 (3.22%)      40,095
  2. Karnataka                   6.83 Crores              10,55,040 (1.54%)      61,672
  3. Tamil Nadu                 7.85 Crores                 9,26,816 (1.180%)    37,673
  4. Andhra P                     5.44 Crores                 9,21,906 (1.694%)   18,666
  5. Delhi                           1.90 Crores                 7,14,423 (3.760%)    28,773
  6. Uttar Pradesh             24 Crores                     6,76,739   (0.281%)   58,801
  7. West Bengal               10 Crores                     6,10,498   (0.610%)   21,366
  8. Chhattisgarh                2.98 Crores                 4,32,776  (1.452%)    85,860
  9. Rajasthan                    8.25 Crores                 3,58,688  (0.434%)    27,906

Others

  1. Bihar                              12.70 Crores                2,79,473                      11,999
  2. Madhya P                          8.70 Crores               3,32,206                      32,707
  3. Gujarat                             6.43 Crores               3,42,026                      25,129
  4. Odisha                              4.69 Crores               3,48,182                      6,653
  5. Telangana                         3.98 Crores               3,27,278                      20,184
  6. Jharkhand                         3.92 Crores               1,37,088                      12,293
  7. Assam                              3.60 Crores               2,19,958                      2,934
  8. Punjab                              3 Crores                   2,69,733                      28,015
  9. Haryana                            2.85 Crores              3,13,441                      19,453
  10. Jammu & K                       1.38 Crores               1,37,475                      6,755
  11. Uttarakhand                      1.14 Crores               1,07,479                      6,241
  12. Himachal P                           75 Lakhs                   69,114                      5,223
  13. Tripura                                 42 Lakhs                  33,733                         236
  14. Meghalaya                            34 Lakhs                  14,246                         202
  15. Manipur                                32 Lakhs                  29,486                         101
  16. Nagaland                              23 Lakhs                  12,400                         156
  17. Goa                                      16 Lakhs                  61,779                       3,969
  18. Arunachal P                          15.92 Lakhs              16,878                         32
  19. Puducherry                           14.32 Lakhs              43,737                       2,218
  20. Mizoram                               12.55 Lakhs                4,612                          143
  21. Chandigarh                           11.69 Lakhs              30,341                       3,265
  22. Sikkim                                    7 Lakhs                    6,351                           116
  23. Dadra & Nagar                         6.20 Lakhs              4,014                           345
  24. Andaman & N                          4.2 Lakhs                 5,175                           75
  25. Ladakh                                   2.90 Lakhs              10,765                         611
  26. Lakshadweep                         74,151                          794

According to Population Census 2011 there are nearly 104 million (10.4 CRORES) elderly persons (aged 60 years or above) in India; 53 million females and 51 million males.  As per State – wise data on elderly

population of 2011, Kerala has maximum proportion of elderly people in its population (12.6 per cent) followed by Goa (11.2 per cent) and Tamil Nadu (10.4 per cent).

Almost all personnel above 65 years age should have been administered vaccine. Shortfalls will be made up in a week’s time for 65 years and above.

Based on current production daily rate, vaccine for all is not possible within a month or two. Even vaccine for above 45 years people will also take a minimum of 3-4 months depending on the clearance of other vaccines in pipeline.

So, pre-emptive measures like wearing a mask, social (or physical) distancing and other protocols, thus far remain mandatory. People must follow them strictly

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