For the fifth day in a row, India broke the world record for new cases from Kovid: 350,000 infections in 24 hours.
The New Delhi doctor said that breathing has become a luxury in the Indian capital. This statement is not strange to those who observe the lack of beds and oxygen in hospitals.
As the cylinders are missing or the pressure of those with high demand is reduced, the respirators stop working and the oxygen supply is sometimes manual.
Relatives beg for a place for the sick. Some hospitals have already asked families to pack cylinders for the patient.
An oxygen factory explained that production was drying up and supplies were low. The manager says hospitals have eliminated intermediaries and will now call him directly.
The Indian government sends oxygen by train to a place where the cylinders are empty or almost there. The cargo will reach 150 thousand tons.
Some people still intend to travel hundreds of kilometers behind hospitals where supplies are available. The nephew of the infected woman called 911 but no one came. He was his aunt’s ambulance.
The World Health Organization, the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United States and other countries have sent emergency medical care to India. Some entrepreneurs raised tens of thousands of riyals. The crisis is the result of the failure of pandemic management to exacerbate a variant of the virus identified in India, making it more contagious.
The Indian government has launched Hindu festivals – the main religion in the country. The moving average of infection exceeds 320,000 cases per day, and these clusters occur when there are countless reports and more than 2,300 deaths.
India has one of the largest vaccination programs in the world, but only 140 million doscovid vaccines have been given – because it represents about one tenth of the population of about 1.4 billion.
The government’s preparation for the funeral, which is part of a Hindu funeral procession, is clear. Funeral services are overcrowded, and some are forced to hold mass burials in makeshift places without traditional ceremonies. Smoke does not come out of the sky.