According to Boston Consulting Group’s model, the lockdown saved between 1.2-2.1 lakh lives and number of Covid-19 cases deflected is between 36-70 lakh, said Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation on Friday. In a progression of tweets, the ministry showed how the lockdown has apparently contained the spread of the infection.
Lockdown Averted 14-29 Lakh COVID Cases, Saved 37,000 – 78,000 Lives
The list of different estimations is that the number of Covid-19 cases turned away because of lockdown is in scope of 14 lakh-29 lakh and the number of lives saved are between 37,000-78,000.
“We are fully confident that lockdown, with full public cooperation, has reaped rich dividends,” said the ministry.
As indicated by Public Health Foundation of India, about 78,000 lives have been spared because of lockdown, said government.
Model by two independent economists shows that around 23 lakh COVID-19 cases and 68,000 deaths have been turned away because of lockdown, the government further said.
Some independent experts, including resigned researchers, have determined that around 15.9 lakh cases and 51,000 deaths have been turned away because of lockdown, said the service.
“As per a joint study by Ministry of Statistics and Indian Statistical Institute, we find that around 20 lakh cases and 54,000 deaths have been averted due to lockdown,” the ministry said in another tweet.
The Union health ministry on Thursday said the time of lockdown has been gainfully used to “ramp up the health infrastructure”, with around 3,027 committed COVID-19 hospitals and 7,013 consideration habitats being prepared the nation over to battle the sickness.
The declaration came after certain media reports questioned the nation’s preparedness to manage the highly infectious disease.
“There are reports in a section of the media about some decisions of the government regarding the lockdown implementation and response to COVID-19 management. The period of the lockdown has been gainfully utilised to ramp up the health infrastructure in the country,” the ministry said.