in an effort to increase the supply and access to vaccines, especially in vulnerable developing countries.India's healthcare system is crumbling under the weight of COVID-19 patients, with hospitals running out of beds and medical oxygen. Morgues and crematoriums cannot handle the number of dead, and makeshift funeral pyres burn in parks and car parks.
Although northern and western India bear the brunt of the disease, the share of the five southern states in the country's daily surge in infections rose from 28 per cent to 33 per cent in the first seven days of May, data shows.In the southern city of Chennai, only one in 100 oxygen supported beds and two in 100 beds in intensive care units were vacant on Thursday, from a vacancy rate of over 20 per cent each two weeks ago, government data showed.
In India's tech capital Bengaluru, only 23 of the 590 beds in intensive care units were vacant, and only one in 50 beds with a ventilator were vacant, a situation officials say points to an impending crisis.READ: India's neighbours close borders over surge in COVID-19 cases headtopics.com
New Delhi's ubiquitous three-wheeled autorickshaws have become makeshift ambulances to ferry COVID-19 patients."We must all help each other out at this time of need to get out of this situation," said autorickshaw driver Raj Kumar, who wears a protection suit. There is a plastic partition between him and the passengers at the back.
"If everyone stays home because they are scared, then who is going to help those in need?"People receive oxygen support for free at a Sikh temple amid the spread of COVID-19 in Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, May 6, 2021. (Photo: Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)
Several Indian states have imposed various levels of social restrictions to try to stem infections, but the federal government has resisted imposing a national lockdown."At times like this, people look for some sign that politicians are listening ... what is happening today is a betrayal of hope and a slap in the face of the dream that was a modern progressive India," columnist Vir Sanghvi wrote in the Hindustan Times.
"We will beat COVID eventually. But by then thousands more will have lost their lives." Read more: CNA »
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