Thursday, February 13, 2020

Include clinical cases in notification of any disease

New Classification of COVID 19, 13th Feb 20202

To Sh Narendra Modi Ji
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India

Dear Sir

Subject:  Correct pictures of mortality only if we report clinical cases

The mortality of dengue is much lower than what is projected in the media because media reports only lab confirmed cases. This does not include the larger segment of clinically diagnosed cases.

Now even China has started including the clinically diagnosed cases in COVID 19 as it’s a waste of resources if you test all clinical mild cases.

The same should be the policy for dengue, if we do that then only correct mortality will be reflected.

Today if you see the headlines it comes: 230 cases of dengue, 2 died. It creates fear, the correct mortality is 1 per 1000.

Dr KK Aggarwal
Recipient of four National Awards (Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, Dr B C Roy National Award and National Science Communication Award)
President Confederation of Medical Associations of Asia and Oceania
President Heart Care Foundation of India
Chairman HCFI Round Table on Health & wellness, Building Consensus
Past National President and Past Honorary Secretary General, Indian Medical Association

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