India’s Covid crisis: The newsroom counting the uncounted

Subsequent day onwards a staff of reporters started calling up hospitals treating Covid-19 sufferers in seven cities – Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar – and stored a tab on deaths. Since then, Sandesh, a 98-year-old Gujarati language newspaper, has printed a every day depend of the lifeless, which is often a number of instances greater than the official determine. “We now have our sources in hospitals, and the federal government has not denied any of our stories. However we nonetheless wanted first-hand affirmation,” Mr Pathak says.

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