HRD wants universities to study how India handled 1918 Spanish flu pandemic


By: PTI | New Delhi |

Updated: April 26, 2020 12:16:33 pm

A Spanish Flu sufferer in St Louis, USA (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

The HRD Ministry has requested universities to study how India handled the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918 and what measures had been taken to increase the financial system. The ministry has additionally suggested the universities to arrange analysis groups and study the degrees of consciousness of COVID-19 in villages close to their campuses.

“The HRD minister has desired that universities should study how India handled the 1918 pandemic (H1N1 Virus) and what measures were taken to boost the economy after the pandemic,” a senior ministry official stated in a communication to the universities.

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“It has also been desired that universities and institutions in India should study 5-6 villages adjoining or adopted by them regarding best works done in response to COVID-19. The study can be around what the awareness levels in the village are and how they withstood various challenges posed by COVID-19,” the official added.

The HRD Ministry has been encouraging tutorial establishments to make analysis contributions to support the struggle in opposition to the lethal coronavirus. According to the Union Health Ministry, the demise toll due to COVID-19 rose to 779 within the nation on Saturday and the variety of circumstances stood at 24,942, registering a rise of 56 fatalities and 1,490 circumstances since Friday night.

The 56 deaths had been the utmost reported within the nation in a span of 24 hours, the ministry stated. The variety of lively COVID-19 circumstances stood at 18,953, whereas 5,209 individuals have been cured and discharged, and one affected person has migrated, it added.

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