Mumbai Has No River to Dump Bodies: Mayor Kishori Pednekar

  • | Thursday | 10th June, 2021

Mumbai`s handling of Covid in the second wave has been seen as exemplary and it was even praised by the Supreme Court. 

Mayor Kishori Pednekar today said over BJP`s allegations of underreporting in Covid19 deaths. She said that there is no river in the city where the Covid dead bodies can be dumped. 

Under-reporting of cases has been a huge issue in some of the states, especially in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh and Bihar -- where bodies buried in the sandbanks of Ganga and floating down the river caused massive shock and outrage last month.

"Data of Covid deaths are not being hidden," Ms. Pednekar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

"No data is being hidden in Mumbai. There is no river in Mumbai where bodies of people succumbing to Corona are being dumped. All Covid deaths in Mumbai are recorded at three places, so the data can`t be hidden," she added.

The country`s official data for the second wave of Covid-19 has been questioned by many since images from crematoriums and graveyards were carried by publications across the world.

The thousands of anonymous graves on the sandbanks of river Ganga and the bodies floating down the river made it a matter of certainty that the actual numbers of people who died due to Covid may never be known.


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