Mangaluru: 123 coronavirus deaths in Dakshina Kannada: Are they all due to Covid?

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jul 27: With the increasing number of deaths in the district, a question is cropping up in the minds of general public that whether Covid-19 virus is the cause for all these deaths or the people who got admitted to hospitals for other ailments and died and their swab test after the death was found to be positive?

According to the statistics provided by the district administration till Sunday, July 26, 123 people have died in the district of Dakshina Kannada due to Covid-19 virus. In the last three days, 24 people have died. But it is not very clear whether coronavirus infection is the direct cause or there is some other reason.

One important fact that needs to be noticed is that most of the people who have died are in the age group of 60 and 70 years. Out of this, most of the people were suffering from diseases related to kidney, liver, lungs, heart, leukemia and diabetes. So the primary reason for their death is other reasons and Covid-19 infection is secondary factor. So one must understand that all the 123 deaths that have taken place in the district are not directly due to coronavirus, but primarily due to other ailments.

For example a patient suffering from heart ailment visits the hospital on emergency condition of the heart. He succumbs due to heart-related problem. When his throat swab is taken after death, he tests positive. Now the question that arises is that whether he died of heart attack or coronavirus infection.

Speaking to Daijiworld, Dr Rathankar, acting district health officer said, "People are scared of coronavirus deaths. If we go through the list of 123 deaths, most of the people who have died are above the age of 60 and 70. They also had co-morbid (some other ailment like kidney, liver, heart, lung, blood cancer and brain hemorrhage) conditions while getting admitted to hospital. When we analyze, it is clear that the co-morbid reason is the primary cause and Covid-19 infection is the secondary cause of death. For example, a person who is suffering from cancer will have the disease spread to all parts of his body (Metastasis) and would have died anyway even if he or she would not have got infected with Covid-19. So it is not right to say that the person died due to coronavirus. Moreover, if we tally the deaths that have occurred in the previous years, the numbers are the same.

"There is no reason for the general public to panic. More than 70 to 80 percent of the people who are testing positive for coronavirus are asymptomatic at present. They do not exhibit any symptoms of Covid-19. They get cured within no time if their body resistance is good. So I hereby confirm in an open form like media that all the deaths that have occurred in the district of Dakshina Kannada are not due to Covid-19. People have to understand this fact. No one should get scared that he or she will die the moment they test positive for Covid-19. Only few deaths out of the total 123 reported so far have occurred due to genuine Covid-19 related reasons, while all others are due to other co-morbid factors."




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  • Sandesh, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    There is different treatment for different health issues. Why the govt. Stoped issuing patients age. There are so many young Corona patients died in hospitals. There is no need of treatment for Asymptomatic patients. When the. Doctors cure complicated cases then people will appreciate.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    Pvt hospitals talk in terms of packages; in Mumbai, it starts from 8 lacs; I heard in Mangalore, it starts from 4 lacs! Tell me how many people can afford such costs?
    IMHO, it's a criminal waste of money to keep patients who are old, weak, and those with serious comorbidities in a hospital; and at the end get back a dead body with a fat bill! These docs will never tell you, considering the type of patient, whether it's worthwhile putting him on a ventilator because their first criterion is MONEY!!

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Tue, Jul 28 2020

    Something really fishy is going on.

    Corona really isn't all that fatal, and yet it gets overexposed, hyped up media coverage all over, resulting in a scared frenzied public typically thinking they will die if they get Corona. There are cases of 90 year olds recovering perfectly from Corona. But panic mode has hit the public, thanks to media.

    From hospital, bureaucratic point of view, quick bucks can be made if it is turned to corona hospital.

    From govt point of view, esp many western countries are secretly happy, they save on monthly social security funding to old people who are dying quickly anyway because of their comorbidities, accelerated due to corona.

    Most people are dying probably of the fear psychosis of effects of Corona.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    Although virus is serious, communists Chinese, elites, their left cronies, Left leaning WHO wanted to use numbers for fear tactics for bringing down world economy, for forced vaccination for communist style control all over the world.

    As such Italy, Canada, Spain, France they have left leaning ruling coalition including Europe. So to subdue others into communism this could be the plan by wrecking economy first then monetary support with condition of forced vaccination for depopulation and control.

    In this era of nanotechnology, bio technology, 5G, CC surveillance human can be totally controlled or brainwashed ( also with chip implants ) as being done in China. That's how communists Chinese want to control the whole world and vaccination also billions of dollars business, Chinese are well supported by other population control elitist such as Bill Gates, Soros, Rockefeller to bring totally godless rule everywhere. That's why chaos are going on in US to oust Trump and force Marshall Law. Once US under their control rest of the world will definitely come under their fist.

    Only God has to intervene then, Otherwise humanity will be somehow reduced to 500 million as inscribed on their Georgia Guidestones which reads as ideal population.

    It has been prophesied severe earthquakes in China and Russia at an appropriate time, referred below.


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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    Comorbidities are not treated during this Corona epidemic as hospitals have been converted to Covid hospitals, private doctors are not available due to cases filed against some of them for not reporting corona, regular medicines are not available freely etc so the deaths have increased .Corona itself is not so lethal,but when comorbidities are left untreated, it gains an upper hand.Right from February I have been saying that people as well as authorities should be made aware that it is the comorbidities have to be kept under control to keep deaths under control.
    If all restrictions are removed and hospitals, doctors and patients allowed to do what they were doing in January 2020, normalcy will return fast.

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  • Cali, Dakshina Kannada

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    The whole issue is that the people who are dying due to Covid is because they are only given treatment for Covid not for other symptoms. You need to treat patients who are having comorbidities with covid treatment as well. Then we can see a reduction in deaths. Overall treatment need of the hour. I hope good sense prevails and all patients are treated with care and kindness.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    Mortality rate due to Corona, in India, is not above 0.5%! Many out of these could be due to other reasons like comorbities, low immunity, or faulty treatment!
    Lockdowns have proven counterproductive & destroyed the economy which was already in dire straits!

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    If people died due to other ailments other than covid19 then it is good.

    But by the time covid test results arrives, viruses were there in the patient body from the past 10-15 days. So by that time actually virus has taken complete control.. so positive patients die. So we cannot ignore that angle

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    All Deaths nowadays are Certified as Covid & their organs removed ...

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    Finally the real truth or fact is out thanks to this statement by doctor.
    Yes, time to withdraw compulsory testing, quarantine & seal down. Treat only those who are in real need of treatment. Treat them for the symptoms with which they come instead of waiting for the test result to come before starting to treat them, the delay might contribute to their death.
    Withdraw the Pandemic tag too which doesn't qualify for this viral infection with mortality rate of seasonal flu infection which never was treated as pandemic in the past.

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  • Anticorrupt, Mangalore/Kuwait.

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    Certainly a good comment. It is foolish to quarantine and admit people you are fine and real patients end up dying.

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  • AM, Kudla

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    That means Doctors and Nurse don’t look at the Covid Patients. They are careless and don’t attend patients.

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  • Mohamed Faizal, mangalore

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    the death rate for the past 2 weeks is more than. 4 percemt .. Coukd

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  • Mohamrd faizal., Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 28 2020

    Its the reason everywere in india

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  • Nelson DSouza, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    Its well known that Covid on its own rarely causes mortality. It's always co morbidities. Covid brings death faster to those with underlying issues. This is mediocre analysis for an established portal. Please dont sensationalise and spread false rumours

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  • Mangalore Bun, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    Funny you should say that. Just read what a reader (AM, Kudla) has posted as a comment above you.

    Instead of keeping calm and acknowledging what this article has reiterated in a civil way like you did, he/she has ranted and blamed doctors and nurses.

    So there are plenty of people for whom mediocre analysis is "brahma gyan" and not well known

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  • Nelson D'lSouza, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 27 2020

    Dude no one is blamed anyone let alone doctors. but to think that these deaths are normal and not essentially from Corona is mis reporting. This will encourage people to take the issue lightly and not take precaution. Need to get your understanding skills upto speed.

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