And the country overtook on Thursday (22) A special record for the United States of America with more than 300 thousand cases, In January of this year.
The Indian healthcare system is collapsingHospitals are crowded, doctors warn of drug shortages and say oxygen supplies are running out.
The government uses trains, planes, and trucks to transport oxygen to remote areas of the country.
India is experiencing a second wave of infections, with a new variable causing the number of cases to explode. Every four minutes, a person dies from the Coronavirus in New Delhi, the country’s economic capital.
A mass burning ceremony was recorded in the city on Thursday in an effort to count the high death toll from complications from Covid-19. Cremation is the most common practice at Indian funerals.
A person passes through the crematorium of the dead COVID-19 in New Delhi, India, on April 24, 2021 – Photo: Adnan Abidi / Reuters
In March, the Indian government went so far as to say that it was in the “final stage” of the COVID-19 pandemic. But experts say the country has eased prevention measures too early during the winter season Ignore warnings about a growing wave of cases.
A combination of factors led to the current Indian humanitarian catastrophe, which, according to scientist Gautam Menon, could have been avoided in an interview with Deutsche Welle.
“Negligence on the part of the citizens and the authorities has caused everyone to drop their guard,” Menon said.
According to India’s Ministry of Health, the country has already recorded 16.6 million cases of Covid-19 and 189,544 deaths from the disease.