Rather than using numbers as a critical tool to inform policymaking, Modi and his ruling Bharatiya Janata party treat data as an important input for a political narrative about Modi leading India to its rightful place in the pantheon of world powers.
Inconvenient figures that may undermine these claims are either twisted, or buried.
The BJP’s creative use of numbers has made a bad situation worse.
“This data shows the enormous task ahead for us is to completely vaccinate 97% of the remaining population. We still need 2.4 billion doses to vaccinate the unvaccinated,” said Jamesh Wilson, a Kerala-based independent researcher, who juxtaposed the vaccination data.
@MoHFW_INDIA data showed that progress of vaccination was abysmally low in Bihar, UP and Madhya Pradesh, which account for 32.2% of India’s population.
These States combined have so far vaccinated only 1.51% of their population with both doses. Only 5.91% people got single jab.
'Central government to improve the country’s healthcare system “instead of the temple, idols and the new residence of the Prime Minister”
Pandit Rajan Mishra's Son m.thewire.in/article/the-ar…
"If a person like Panditji, a Padma Bhushan awardee, who could have survived if he had got the facilities, did not get them, then what about the common man?” Rajnish Mishra said, speaking to The Telegraph on Wednesday.
“Father is not coming to see the hospital now nor is Ramji coming to see his temple in Ayodhya. At present, the country needs a hospital with good facilities,” Rajnish said, speaking to Dainik Bhaskar.
Modi offers beguiling accounts of Hindu identity and Indian greatness, with the aid of allied newspapers and television networks, as well as on Twitter, where he has sixty-eight million followers and a phalanx of trolls. newyorker.com/magazine/2021/…
When the pandemic struck, last year, Modi summoned his loyal media barons and editors, who, according to the Prime Minister’s Web site, promised “inspiring and positive stories” about his government’s fight against the coronavirus.
The country suffered tens of thousands of covid-19 deaths in 2020, but forecasts of even more dire outcomes did not materialize. In January, at Davos, Modi boasted that India had “saved humanity from a big disaster by containing corona effectively.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have given the mantra of looking for opportunity in the crisis but it’s Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who makes the most of it! newindianexpress.com/cities/delhi/2…
When Covid’s current phase was knocking at the doors of the country & Capital, city’s FM Manish Sisodia was presenting a `69,000 crore ‘patriotism’ budget.
The highlights of this budget were installation of 500 flag masts and planning programmes on the lives of freedom fighters
There was announcement of ‘Desh Bhakti’ curriculum but nothing to showcase by the way of strengthening the health infrastructure of the city.
Kejriwal knows that he doesn’t need to work beyond planning right optics, as Delhi being the Capital will not be allowed to collapse.
I have helped him to register for e-pass and looking It every hour and today morning seen his application rejected.
It is true that more than 2 lakhs people applied for e-pass, but the rejection looks so arbitrary considering the exempted people who are denied the e-passes.
lt is difficult for these small plumbers, electricians, home makers to prove that their request is genuine as they have no documents to prove that they are engaged in the respective profession. They have other IDs but that does not indicate their profession.
Mucormycosis is a very rare infection. It is caused by exposure to mucor mould which is commonly found in soil, plants, manure, and decaying fruits and vegetables. "It is ubiquitous and found in soil and air and even in the nose and mucus of healthy people," says Dr Nair.
It affects the sinuses, the brain and the lungs and can be life-threatening in diabetic or severely immunocompromised individuals, such as cancer patients or people with HIV/AIDS.
Dear Diary, I hate international media. Hate them! Hate them! Hate them! They have revealed that I am fudging Covid numbers and have reported on our crematoria operating 24x7, and bodies being burnt on pavements and car parks.
They have also publicly shamed me for holding election rallies in West Bengal and called me reckless, irresponsible, and a super-spreader—just a little more polite than the bad things my party louts called the Tablighi Jamaat in 2020.
On October 21, the Central Medical Services Society, an autonomous institution under the @MoHFW_INDIA floated a tender online calling for bidders to establish Pressure Swing Adsorption oxygen plants in 150 district hospitals across the country