India’s Health Ministry said on Saturday that the number of nocturnal coronavirus infections in India increased by 346,786 nights, setting a world record for the third day in a row as overwhelmed hospitals in densely populated countries scramble for oxygen supplies.
India is in the midst of the spread of the second wave of pandemics. Due to insufficient funds in the capital’s medical system, there is a COVID-19 death every four minutes in Delhi.
The government has deployed military planes and trains to bring oxygen from remote corners of the country to Delhi. Television showed that an oxygen truck arrived at Batra Hospital in Delhi after sending an emergency message. The oxygen truck had 90 minutes of oxygen left for its 260 patients.
Delhi Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a meeting on Friday: “Please help us get oxygen. This will be a tragedy.”
The crisis is also being felt in other parts of the country, and several hospitals have issued announcements informing them that there is no medical oxygen. Local media reported new cases of deaths from lack of natural gas in cities such as Jaipur and Amritsar.
India beat the United States’ single-day infection record of 297,430 days on Thursday, making it the global center of a global epidemic, which is waning in many other countries. The Indian government itself announced that it had repelled the coronavirus when new cases fell to a record low in February.
However, in the past 24 hours, the number of COVID-19 deaths in India has risen by 2,624, the highest daily incidence rate in the country so far. Crematories in Delhi declared that they had eaten enough and asked bereaved families to wait.
India, a country with a population of 1.3 billion, has currently recorded 16.6 million cases, including 189,544 deaths. Health experts say India has become complacent in the winter, with around 10,000 new cases showing up every day that appear to be under control, lifting the restrictions. Allow big meetings to resume.
Others say this may be a more dangerous variant of the virus in the world’s second-most populous country, where people live nearby, usually six to a room.
Vikram Patel, professor of global health at Harvard Medical School, wrote: “The mask of self-righteousness and physical distancing may play a role, but the second wave seems to be increasingly caused by more toxic pressure.” India Express.
Mike Ryan, WHO’s director of emergency affairs, said that reducing the spread in India will be “a very difficult task” but that the government is working hard to limit the mix of people, which is essential.