New Delhi: A news report attributing a study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has been denied by the premier research institute. The news report stated that the ICMR has conducted a study that claimed the peak of COVID-19 in India is shifted to mid-November when a paucity of ICU beds and ventilators may arise.
The ICMR has stated that this claim does not reflect the official position of the case. A tweet issued in this regard by ICMR states, “The news that credits this study to ICMR is misleading.” The study has not been done by ICMR and does not reflect the official status of ICMR. “
According to the report of the Press Trust of India, the study was done by the researchers of a group formed on behalf of ICMR. The report quoted the study as saying that the nearly two-month lockdown shifted the ‘peak’ of the corona virus epidemic from 34 to 76 days and helped reduce infections by 69 to 97 percent, leading to health Time has been found to repair the resources and infrastructure of the care system. It further states that the epidemic may reach its peak by the first week of November in the event of increased public health measures after lockdown and its 60 percent effectiveness. After this, isolation beds will be reduced for 5.4 months, ICU beds for 4.6 months and ventilators for 3.9 months.