More than 2,000 people have died in 24 hours and 295,041 new cases have been reported as hospitals have been crushed to increase the supply of medical oxygen amid growing demand for beds.
India’s Covid-19 outbreak sets a new record as 2,023 people died in the last 24 hours, as hospitals run perilously low on oxygen amid rising demand for beds.
Coronavirus infections also rose to a record 295,041 in the past 24 hours, according to the health ministry. The total death toll reached 182,553.
India’s overall list now stands at 15.6 million, second only to the United States, which has more than 31 million infections.
Officials and doctors say the fast-growing second wave of the Indian Carnavirus is increasing the supply of medical oxygen by increasing the demand for beds as the country’s isolated medical infrastructure spread to breaking points.
After a positive test for the virus, whose oxygen levels began to decline, Rajiv Tiwari has the opposite problem: he identified a hospital that could present him, but a 30-year-old resident of Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh could not go there.
Rajiv Tiwari said that there is no ambulance to take me to the hospital.
Indian hospitals are overcrowded and overflowing. The intensive care unit is full. Almost all ventilators are being used and the dead are piled up in crematoriums and graveyards.
Government hospitals in Delhi says they only have enough oxygen for eight to 24 hours, while some private hospitals have only four or five hours.
Ronit Kumar, a biomedical engineer at the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute said that “We are facing huge problems in oxygen supply but we are managing somehow. Yesterday, it was very critical. We had only four to five hours of oxygen in the evening, ”.
A hospital source who did not have the right to speak to the media said, “We have faced but hopefully, the level of supply will increase further from today,”
According to government data, about 80 of the 142 hospitals in Delhi did not have beds for Covid-19 patients.