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The News Today TNT India passes 20 million Covid cases amid oxygen shortage

It’s been announced that the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket tournament Has been indefinitely suspended. India is Wrestling with a ferocious wave of Covert 19 and the latest coronavirus Figures. Show infections there have now passed 20 Million India’s added around 8 million new cases. Since the end of March, Our correspondent Davina Gupta is in Delhi and gave us this update on the extent of the crisis.

India passes 20 million Covid cases amid oxygen shortage

It’s getting more and more difficult Each day, for thousands of families Who are seeing their loved ones lost. Because they’re not able to get Adequate Medical aid. Even in major cities and one Of the most prominent crises of Oxygen shortage remains. in fact, even Prompting India’s top court to intervene In India’s capital Delhi.

Where it was Centered to ensure uninterrupted medical Supply to hospitals. Within midnight and that was last night Just this morning. We’ve seen another. so From a children’s hospital asking for Oxygen supplies claiming. That they will Be running out of it Within two hours and that’s the Desperate situation. That we’re seeing Right now despite the global aid coming In Just this morning. We’ve seen over 500 Oxygen concentrators from us Around 400 oxygen cylinders from the UK.

India passes 20 million Covid cases amid oxygen shortage

India passes 20 million Covid cases amid oxygen shortageAs well But the distribution and management of These resources is a big challenge And that’s why just uh yesterday India’s Prime minister Narendra Modi has pressed The army into service. Calling them to boost the current Medical setup and medical students are Also pulled out from their Colleges. Have been asked to help Hospitals in this time of need And Davina the government.

says Infections are coming down the number of Infections coming down. Have you seen any evidence of that is There evidence of that? What we’re seeing right now in India’s Capital Delhi is that the Lives lost continue to be. Over 400 For the third day and we’ve seen slight Numbers uh Abating in Mumbai. which is India’s Financial hub but Public health experts say! that’s because Enough testing is not being done.

We’ve heard from multiple sources and Multiple people. who have said that Even when they go out to get tested. They Are often turned away by overwhelmed Hospitals. If they book a test at home often people Don’t show up. So, it could be the result Of under testing that. We seeing these Numbers slightly being reported under Reported. But the crisis continues because we still see a lot of dead bodies being brought to Crematoriums, and those numbers often don’t match up with the numbers.

India passes 20 million Covid cases amid oxygen shortage

India passes 20 million Covid cases amid oxygen shortageThat hospitals are giving out or the Government is giving out And Davina briefly. We’ve been hearing Obviously over the weekend. That Vaccinations have been extended To all over 18s in India but Vaccinations are in short. Supply is that Still the case, Yes that’s still the case vaccine Centers Have posted notices, that they’ve run out Of supply in major cities.

As well in rural India and smaller towns Again the vaccine shortage continues. Because India so far is offering two Doses of vaccine oxford AstraZeneca and Uh Indian-made oxazine. The lead of the Hour is over 600 million people to be Vaccinated. But the production is Severely under and that’s where we see Vaccine shortages In several states right now. Although The government continues to deny Any such shortage.

 

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