The country left it behind on Thursday (22) The record, which belonged to the United States, amounted to over 300 thousand cases.In January this year.
Indian healthcare system is collapsing, Hospitals are overcrowded, doctors warn of shortage of medicines and say that oxygen supply is running low.
Trains, aircraft and trucks are being used by the government to deliver oxygen to the remotest parts of the country.
India is facing a second wave of contagion with a new version, which has exploded in many cases.. Coronavirus kills one person every four minutes in New Delhi, the country’s financial capital.
A mass cremation ceremony was held in the city on Thursday to try for high mortality from Kovid-19 complications. Cremation is the most common practice in Indian funerals.
Person passes through crematorium for people killed by Kovid-19 in New Delhi, India on April 24, 2021 – Photo: Adnan Abidi / Reuters
In March, the Indian government said it was in the “final phase” of the Kovid-19 pandemic. But experts say that the country made the prevention measures during the winter very quick and easy Warnings about a growing wave of cases ignored.
According to scientist Gautam Menon, in an interview with Deutsche Vale Agency, a combination of factors led to the current Indian humanitarian disaster, which was preventable.
Menon said, “The negligence of citizens and officials allowed everyone to defend themselves. The outbreak of potential reforms increased due to the loss of antibodies and the emergence of new variants.”
According to the Indian Ministry of Health, the country has already recorded 16.6 million deaths of Kovid-19 and 189,544 deaths due to the disease.