The death rate of the second wave in Telangana has been so high that the number of deaths regarding the records of burial grounds and crematorium has gone for a toss. The state government has failed to keep track of the covid19 due to a lack of records and books and highlights the flawed mechanism of burials and crematoriums in data entry.
Data Experts have always advised the government to make it mandatory for crematoriums to have a computerised data entry mechanism connected to a centralised database. Many crematoriums in the state have pointed out to the government to make a database connected to them a mandatory thing. With more than 900 graveyards in the city, many cemeteries have a billing system that includes a bill for the dead family, the cemetery, and one for the GHMC. With deaths outside hospitals happening more than in the hospital makes the number at present flawed.
According to the current statistics, all deaths in the hospitals are counted without discrepancy, and the exact cause of death is known. But numbers of people dying due to not finding beds or en route to the hospital in private vehicles or during home isolation are butchered up with no clarity of how many such numbers went unnoticed. While comparing the scenario of other states, a data expert highlighted the absence of a death committee in the state, especially during this time, so that the committee can control the issues and a better solution can be found.