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From AIIMS director to Niti Aayog member, top India's experts reject WHO's Covid death data

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WHO via diplomatic channels with data that we don't agree with the methodology followed for us," he added. However, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director-General said, "Once we have this systematic data, we do not need to rely on modelling, extrapolations and taking press reports and utilising them for putting into a modelling exercise." AIIMS Hospital, Delhi Director Randeep Guleria also opposed WHO's approach for counting the excess deaths.

Guleria told ANI news agency, "I have objections and I will give three reasons for that. India has a very robust system of birth and death registration which has been going on for decades.

We know it works very well and that data is available". "Secondly-- data that WHO used is more on hearsay evidence-- what's there in media or unconfirmed sources.

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