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More death rate from corona in Punjab, more deaths in villages: Farmer movement became problem for Amarinder government

India is going through its worst phase of corona virus infection. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare According to the data, 3,82,847 new infected patients were found in the country on Tuesday (04, May). In addition 3786 patients died. However India’s mortality rate (CFR) is 1.1% which is much lower than many infected countries. But in the country itself, the situation is getting worse in many states. Punjab is one of them where 7,514 infected patients were found on May 4 and 173 infected died.

The worrying situation is that while states like Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh have 1.7%, 1.3% and 0.6% respectively, in Punjab it is 2.3% and now this rate of infection in Punjab The villages Is reaching The reports According to the mortality rate in rural areas of Punjab is higher than in urban areas. Deaths in punjab 58% Deaths have occurred in rural areas. Jharkhand has a mortality rate of over 2% in addition to Punjab.

Infection mortality in Punjab (Source: Covid19india.org)

The main reason for avoiding dangerous second wave and testing and treatment:

According to Hindustan Times report, the mortality rate in rural areas in Punjab is 2.8% while in urban areas it is 0.7%. Apart from this, avoiding the treatment of the people of the state is the main reason behind the increasing infection. According to health department statistics, 83.92% patients are going to hospital due to worsening of condition.

The reason behind more deaths in rural areas in Punjab is that the patients are getting their treatment at home instead of going to hospital. In its order sent to the health authorities, the Punjab government had ordered that the officers make a list of old and serious patients in their area and take necessary decisions on their condition so that those patients can get institutional treatment.

According to the report of Hindustan Times, Dr. KK Talwar, former director of PGI Chandigarh and chairman of Kovid Management Group of Punjab Government, said that negligence in treatment is the major cause of increasing infection in rural areas and patients living in home isolation for better tracing. A new monitoring strategy is being devised for.

The UK variant of the corona virus, the status of rural areas in districts such as Patiala and Sangrur:

In April, it was reported that genome sequencing of infection cases of Congress-ruled Punjab showed that 80% of cases received UK strains which were up to 70% faster. Spreads is. Called NRI belts Doab Of the total deaths in the region since February, 60% have been in rural areas. The UK strain of corona virus was the most important cause of infection in the Nurmahal and Phillaur region.

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Civil Surgeon Satinder Singh said that during the first wave of corona virus in Patiala, the death rate in the villages was almost non-existent. There were a total of 268 deaths in the district from March to May 03, of which 94 deaths occurred only in rural areas. Patiala also has an infection rate of about 21% in rural areas and a total of 3453 infected people.

More death rate from corona in Punjab, more deaths in villages: Farmer movement became problem for Amarinder government
Corona virus infection cases in Patiala district (Source: Covid19india.org)

There were 372 deaths in Sangrur district of Punjab out of which 152 deaths occurred in villages. Out of these, 97 have died this year.

More death rate from corona in Punjab, more deaths in villages: Farmer movement became problem for Amarinder government
Graph of corona virus infection in Sangrur district of Punjab (Source: Covid19india.org)

Pattern of crop harvesting and growing infection in Punjab:

After observing the pattern of infection in Punjab during the last 90 days, it was found that the infection started increasing in the state during March. However, since November 2020, farmers of Punjab had been demonstrating on the Delhi border and the people of the village started planting crops. Care But during this time many farmers returned to Punjab to harvest the crop.

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Harvesting time begins in Punjab after Baisakhi festival (13 April 2021). According to the data, in the first state of Baisakhi, 1510 new infected patients were found on 13 March and 3161 patients of corona virus infection were found in the state just 13 days before Baisakhi.

In the next few days, when the farmers allegedly returned to their villages from the demonstrations and rejoined the demonstrations after harvesting, there was an increase in cases of infection. On April 23, 6000 newly infected patients were found in the state for the first time. In the first four days of May, the state has been receiving more than 7000 infection cases daily.

Growing infection in the country and farmers traveled to Delhi border:

On April 14, the farmers’ union had announced that the farmers would leave for Delhi on April 21. During this time, cases of infection had started increasing rapidly in Delhi as well. BKU (U) general secretary Sukhdev Singh said on April 21 that a front of 18,000 farmers had left for Delhi.

In the past 24 hours, more than 15,000 farmers have left for Delhi border from May 5, where 600 cases were reported in Amritsar. BKU (U) is planning to send more farmers to Delhi border from May 10 onwards.

Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti General Secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher The hindu Talking to it, it claimed that 1 thousand tractor-trolleys and about 10,000-15,000 farmers from Amritsar alone would march for the Singhu-Kundli border. Ever since the Kisan agitation started, this is the twelfth big front of farmers who will march for Delhi.

More death rate from corona in Punjab, more deaths in villages: Farmer movement became problem for Amarinder government
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