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Episode 1258 February 16, 2021

Express Investigation: How Bihar fudged its COVID-19 testing data

During the pandemic, one of the things that experts and policymakers have continued to rely on its accurate and trustworthy information about testing data. Though a recent India Express investigation has raised concerns about the extent to which accurate data is being collected.

The investigation found out how 6 primary health centres in Bihar had been fudging the COVID-19 testing data and bypassing basic protocols. In this episode, we talk to Santosh Singh, who conducted the investigation, about the major findings of the investigation, why the testing data was fudged, and the action the state government has taken since the investigation was first published.

We also talk to Amitabh Sinha, who has been extensively reporting on the COVID-19 numbers, about the concerns that this investigation raises, and whether it should change our understanding of Bihar’s COVID-19 situation.


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Express Investigation: How Bihar fudged its COVID-19 testing dataDuring the pandemic, one of the things that experts and policymakers have continued to rely on its accurate and trustworthy information about testing data. Though a recent India Express investigation has raised concerns about the extent to which accurate data is being collected. The investigation found out how 6 primary health centres in Bihar had been fudging the COVID-19 testing data and bypassing basic protocols. In this episode, we talk to Santosh Singh, who conducted the investigation, about the major findings of the investigation, why the testing data was fudged, and the action the state government has taken since the investigation was first published. We also talk to Amitabh Sinha, who has been extensively reporting on the COVID-19 numbers, about the concerns that this investigation raises, and whether it should change our understanding of Bihar’s COVID-19 situation. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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