BENGALURU: India recorded the world's highest daily tally of coronavirus cases for a second day in a row on Friday (Apr 23), while daily deaths ...
AdvertisementAdvertisementIndia's health care system has long suffered from under-funding and the new COVID-19 outbreak has seen critical shortages in oxygen, drugs and hospital beds, sparking desperate pleas for help."SOS - Less than an hour's oxygen supplies at Max Smart Hospital & Max Hospital Saket. Awaiting promised fresh supplies from INOX since 1 am... Over 700 patients admitted, need immediate assistance," Max Healthcare, one of the biggest private hospital chains, said on Twitter early Friday morning.
At least six hospitals ran out of oxygen supplies in the Indian capital late Thursday night, with several others left with just a few hours' worth."25 sickest patients have died in last 24 hrs Oxygen will last another 2 hrs... Major crisis likely. Lives of another 60 sickest patients at risk, need urgent intervention," the medical director of the Sir Gangaram Hospital in New Delhi said in a statement.
AdvertisementREAD: Growing calls for more oxygen, beds as India COVID-19 crisis deepensIndia has recorded around 4 million new infections this month alone, dashing hopes at the start of the year that the country may have weathered the worst of the pandemic. headtopics.com
Bhramar Mukherjee, a professor of biostatistics and epidemiology at the University of Michigan in the United States, said it was now as if there was no social safety net for Indians."Everyone is fighting for their own survival and trying to protect their loved ones. This is hard to watch," Mukherjee said.
READ: Canada to suspend passenger flights from India, Pakistan over COVID-19 fearsHealth experts say India became complacent during the winter, when daily cases were about 10,000 and seemed to be under control, and lifted restrictions to allow big gatherings.
"Indians let down their collective guard. Instead of being bombarded with messages exhorting us to be vigilant, we heard self-congratulatory declarations of victory from our leaders, now cruelly exposed as mere self-assured hubris," wrote Zarir F Udwadia, a pulmonologist and a member of the Maharashtra state government's task force, in the Times of India.Read more: CNA »
Singapore sees ‘several important lessons’ from Tan Tock Seng Hospital COVID-19 cluster
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Wow.. Banning of flight shld start from yesterday not today or tomorrow.
Risk from COVID-19 variants remains after first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, UK study findsLONDON :A single dose of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine may not generate a sufficient immune response to protect against dominant new variants, ... 所以那些還沒有完成接種第二針疫苗的國家是不能對印度，巴基斯坦，尼泊爾，斯里蘭卡開放的。 3rd and 4th doses coming your way. Then 5th and 6th......... WHILE VIRYS MUTATES
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19 people investigated for breaching Covid-19 measures at Fusionopolis pub