Health Adviser to the Chief Minister of Jharkhand (NHM) Tejkaran Charan conducted a survey. People have become unemployed due to corona.


Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated during this time

Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated during this time

Health Adviser to the Chief Minister of Jharkhand (NHM) Tejkaran Charan conducted a survey. A socio-economic survey conducted by the National Health Mission (NHM) in Jharkhand revealed an important piece of information. The prevalence of corona has been found to be higher among the poor and vulnerable groups. The survey was conducted in 11 districts of Jharkhand. The jails are Chatra, East Singhbhum, Garoa, Gumla, Hazaribagh, Koderma, Lohardaga, Sahebganj, Saraikela, Simdega and West Singhbhum. The data was collected with the assistance of WHO representatives in the districts.

  Most people are unemployed

Most people are unemployed

Notably, the death toll in Jharkhand till October 31 was 5,136 with a total of 3,46,848. Needless to say, many people have become unemployed because of the corona. The income of the low-income group is less than Rs. 10,000 per month. Among them, the tendency to die has been seen more. A sample of 443 deaths was collected, showing that 72.2 percent of the dead had low incomes.

443 people died in 11 districts surveyed

443 people died in 11 districts surveyed

The survey further said that out of 443 deaths in the surveyed districts, 331 (74.62) were males and 112 (25.28%) were females. The survey also found that out of 443 deaths in 11 districts, 156 (35.4%) had a monthly income of less than Rs 4,000. Overall, 26 people (72.2%) had an income of less than Rs. 10,000 per month.

Charan said, “Corona has had a devastating effect on the people of Jharkhand. 13% of people die from coronary heart disease with an income of just over Rs 25,000. The effects of corona have been more pronounced among the poor and vulnerable. In the form of 443 death samples, where 55% of people used the Ayushman Bharat card.

The survey found that 8% of the dead were employed in unskilled and unorganized fields. About 110 of them (25%) were workers and farmers. Those who have traveled more than 10 km for corona treatment have died.

If the cost analysis can be done, it can be seen that the average cost for each of the patients who died in Covid-19 was Rs. 83,736.



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