The central govt on Tuesday has declared to conduct a telephonic survey to collect citizen feedback on the prevalence & distribution of coronavirus symptoms and requested people to cooperate in the exercise in good measure. The Health Ministry said Citizens will receive a call from the number ‘1921’.
The survey will be conducted by the NIC, Government of India. The Health Ministry said people are briefed that it is a legitimate survey & are appealed to engage in a good measure when a call comes from 1921 to enable proper feedback of the prevalence & distribution of coronavirus symptoms.”
The union health ministry has stated to be alert of any other calls by pranksters or fishing attempts calls from any other no in the aspect of such a similar survey.
The union health ministry also asked the states and UTs to pass this message to the public through media regarding the telephonic survey conducted by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) & that they have to be alert of any other calls by pranksters or phishing/fishing attempts from any other number in the aspect of such a similar survey.
According to the Union health ministry, the death toll due to coronavirus outbreak rose to 603 on Tuesday & the number of cases climbed to 18,985 in the country.
However, a PTI tally of numbers declared by various states and union territories across the country put the nationwide tally of positive cases of coronavirus at 19,867 with at least 646 deaths and 3,801 recoveries on Monday.
There has been a huge difference in the data of the Union Health Ministry, in comparison to the no of deaths declared by various states and union territories, which officials indicate to procedural lag in assigning the positive COVID-19 cases to individual states.