The reports on the epidemiological situation in India are reminiscent of the military – every day the pandemic reaps a bountiful harvest of victims. Experts are confident that the number of cases of coronavirus and deaths is actually 5-10 times more, writes AMPE.
From cities, the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the province, where 70% of the country’s population lives. The situation in the villages, due to the lack of hospitals, is simply desperate. And in the capital, it is no better – the second wave of the pandemic caused a real collapse of the healthcare system, there are not enough beds for patients and oxygen.
Daily records for the number of cases and deaths are shocking, the total number of cases, according to the Ministry of Health, exceeded 21 million, and those who died from covid – 230,168 people.
The WHO report says that over the past week, more than 50% of all new cases of COVID-19 in the world were registered in India, 25% of deaths – in the same place. At the same time, it is far from the fact that the real number corresponds to the official data. And experts warn that this is not the peak and the worst is yet to come. At a press conference, Vijay Ragavan, Senior Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, said:
“The third wave is inevitable given the growing infection rate. But we don’t know exactly when the third wave will break out. We must prepare for new waves. “
Manav Sansadhan Evam Mahila Vikas Sansthan Charity Coordinator Sure Kumar talks about the disastrous situation in the provinces.
“The situation in the villages has become dangerous. People are scared and hide in their homes with fever and coughs. The symptoms are similar to those of covid-19, but since no information is available, many believe it is the flu. The dead are in almost every second house. “
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is sharply criticized against the background of the current situation. Instead of taking timely measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, he allowed mass gatherings of people at political meetings and religious festivals. The situation is aggravated by the fact that the country that produces vaccines is experiencing a sharp decline in their production and distribution.