The World Health Organisation says India and other countries are at risk of losing their global status as the world’s leading countries for infant mortality due to unsafe working conditions and a lack of healthcare and treatment, with one in five deaths in the UK related to working conditions.
India, with a population of 8.3 billion people, and Pakistan, with 6.3 million people, were among the top 10 countries for deaths in 2016, according to the latest figures from the WHO.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the WHO said: “India and Pakistan have one of the highest rates of premature mortality in the world.
The situation is worse in India than in many of the other countries.
The WHO is concerned that these trends could have consequences for India’s global status.”
While the UK’s Office for National Statistics has not released its official death toll for the first six months of 2017, data from the Department for Work and Pensions shows the UK has recorded the most deaths in India during this period.
The total number of deaths in England and Wales has been reported at 10,944, or 1.1 per cent of the population.
“There is evidence that the UK population is ageing rapidly and is facing an increased burden of premature deaths,” the WHO statement said.
“The growing gap between the life expectancy of older people and that of younger people means that the situation for older people in the country is more critical than ever.”
The World Health organisation said the increase in premature deaths could be linked to a rise in the use of electronic health records, which allow health care workers to share information with patients, including where they are and how they are dying.
“In India, this has been especially true in hospitals, where data from electronic health record (EHR) is being used to monitor patients’ progress and treatment,” the statement said, adding that electronic health recording is currently being used by nearly 40,000 healthcare workers.
“It is important to note that these records are not used for patient safety, but for managing patient data, which could be vulnerable to misuse, including by individuals in power.”WHO has previously said that there is a risk of the UK becoming a low-income country.
In the past few months, the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and the US have all imposed restrictions on travel to their overseas territories due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 7,500 people.
A number of countries have already withdrawn their citizens from the US following the outbreak.
The UK, for example, has withdrawn its citizens from New Zealand for 10 days, and Australia has already cut all travel to the Pacific island nation.
A spokesman for the UK Foreign Office said:”It’s the first time the UK government has ever removed citizens from its territories and we have already been able to travel to some of these countries and it will continue to do so as the pandemic continues.”