India became, this Saturday (first), The first country in the world to register more than 400,000 new cases of Kovid in a single day.
In an effort to curb contagion, India has stepped up the vaccination campaign for all adults. but There is a shortage of vaccines in the country that produces the most vaccines in the world.. In the capital New Delhi, officials have asked people not to flock to vaccinations posts as the doses have not yet arrived. The lockout, which came into force from 19 April in the city, was extended for another week today.
The Indian doctor’s photographs at the beginning and end of the 15-hour innings represent the personal sacrifices of so many people in the face of the collapse of the health system. One man says he put his mother’s face down because her oxygen level is too low and there are no oxygen cylinders in the hospital where they are. A situation that is repeated throughout the country.
To make matters worse, a hospital in New Delhi was without oxygen for 80 minutes, killing eight patients. The hospital director said he begged the suppliers for more oxygen, but the tanker truck arrived too late.
In the west of the country, a fire in a patient ward with Kovid killed at least 16 people. This is the second fire in Indian hospitals in a week.
Humanitarian aid shipments cross the air in India: 120 artificial respirators from Germany, 8 oxygen-producing devices from France. But the country, which is nearly seven times the size of Brazil’s population with 1.3 billion inhabitants, needs more.
The international community is talking of solidarity and cooperation. But it also protects itself. Indian tourists do not enter the UK at this time. The United States will prohibit the entry of people from India as of Tuesday (4).