India, this Saturday (1st), It is the first country in the world to register more than 400,000 new Govt cases in a single day.
In an effort to control the epidemic, India has expanded its immunization campaign to all adults. But still Vaccines are in short supply in the country that produces the most vaccines in the world. In the capital, New Delhi, officials have been asked not to come to vaccination posts as drugs have not yet arrived. The city’s lockout, which has been in effect since April 19, was extended today for another week.
The photos of the Indian doctor at the beginning and end of the 15-hour shift reflect the personal sacrifice of many as they face the collapse of the health system. A man says he puts his mother’s face down because the oxygen level is so low and the hospital where they are does not have oxygen cylinders. A recurring situation across the country.
To make matters worse, a hospital in New Delhi was without oxygen for 80 minutes, resulting in the death of eight patients. The hospital director begged suppliers to deliver more oxygen, but the tanker truck arrived too late.
In the west of the country, at least 16 people were killed in a fire that broke out in a patient ward with Govt. This is the second fire in Indian hospitals in a week.
Exports of humanitarian aid to India: 120 artificial respirators from Germany, 8 oxygen generators from France. But the country, which is seven times larger than Brazil’s population of 1.3 billion, needs many more.
The international community is talking about mobilization, solidarity and cooperation. But it defends itself. Indian tourists do not enter the UK at this time. The United States will restrict the entry of people from India until Tuesday (4).