The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has warned that the resumption of corona virus in the country is “equivalent to a hurricane” as new infections exceed 250,000 in a single day, leaving hospitals at risk And in some areas the last rites are performed 24 hours a day.
His government is facing strong criticism for dealing with the crisis, as oxygen, drugs, tests and hospital beds remain critically in short supply in the worst-affected areas. Modi, however, said that the massive lockdown of the health crisis should be seen as a last resort.
Fresh concerns about the second wave of Kwid-19 came after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson canceled a planned trip earlier this week and India was added to the UK’s “red list”. Concerns were raised about a new change. Country.
In a national address on Tuesday, Modi sought to reassure Indians aged 19 and above about the promise of vaccines and the appreciation of the country’s pharmaceutical industry.
“Today, the country is fighting a great war against the Kwade-19. The situation had improved for a while, but the second wave of Covid 19 came like a storm.
“I offer my condolences to all those who have lost loved ones to Kovid-19. Like a member of your family, I am with you in this hour of sorrow. The war is long and difficult, but we have to overcome it with our dedication and courage.
Modi’s address came just hours after he was asked to meet vaccine makers via video conference and increase production.
However, it was not immediately clear if this attempt was made last week by the US President, Joe Biden, on behalf of the Serum Institute of India, India’s largest vaccine maker. An “appeal to ban exports” could be pursued. High vaccine production.
His remarks angered the Indian prime minister, who was criticized for addressing tens of thousands of people at state election rallies and allowing Hindu devotees to gather for a festival, including on Twitter. Has hashtags like #ResignModi and #SuperSPresserModi.
India’s coronavirus experience has bolstered trends in other countries, with the 1.3 billion-strong country numbering more than 100,000 a day before reaching 100,000 a day in the first months of this year. I increase.
Things have been receding in recent weeks, however, India is not ready for a second wave in the scale at which it is emerging.
New Delhi, as the capital, rushed to convert schools into hospitals, reopening abandoned field hospitals in severely affected cities.
A major problem is that India is trying to import oxygen, while it is diverting the supply of oxygen from the industry to hospitals.
The New Delhi-run Sanjay Gandhi Hospital is increasing its beds from 46 to 160 for Kovid 19 patients. But R. Manica, the hospital’s co-ordinator for Covid 19’s response, said he was not sure if the facility was available. To provide oxygen to many beds.
The government-run hospital in Barari, an industrial hub on the outskirts of the capital, had oxygen for only two days on Monday, and it was found that most of the shopkeepers in the city had run out, said Ramesh, who coordinated the Code 19 response. Verma said.
“Every minute, we make hundreds of calls for bed,” he said.
Shahid Malik, who works at a small oxygen supplier, said the demand for medical oxygen has increased by a factor of 10. His phone has been ringing continuously for two days.
Till Monday, the shop had oxygen but no cylinders. He answered every call with the same message: “If you have your own cylinder, come and get oxygen. If you don’t, we can’t help you.”
Among those who criticized the response was A Valomani, chairman and managing director of Thyrocare, one of India’s largest private testing labs, who said the current demand was three times higher than last year. More, who left the country foolish.
The laboratories were not ready for the rapid increase in demand for experiments with the increase in existing experiments, and each “got his pants down,” Velumani said.
India’s vaccination campaign is also struggling with a shortage of symbols from several states, although the federal government has claimed that there is ample stockpiling.
On Monday, he said he would soon expand the vaccination to an estimated 900 million people per adult in the country. But given the short-term global supply of vaccines, it is unclear when Indian vaccine makers will be able to meet those goals.
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