May 4 2021 India has added 357,229 Coronavirus confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, with a cumulative total of more than 20 million Coronavirus confirmed cases, according to data from india’s Ministry of Health on Thursday.
India is now the second country in the world to have more than 20 million confirmed cases, after the United States. However, experts are concerned that the actual number of infections in India may be higher.
Experts worry that the actual number of infections in India may be higher
On May 4, india reportedly saw more than 300,000 new confirmed cases in a single day for the 13th consecutive day. Recently, due to the rapid surge in the number of new confirmed cases, India’s many serious hospital beds, medical oxygen, ventilators and other medical resources are urgent.
Medical experts say the actual number of cases in India could be five to 10 times higher than reported.
Earlier, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist, Swaminathan, also warned that India’s testing was woefully inadequate and that the number of confirmed cases and deaths counted was likely to be “grossly underestimated”.
Oxygen shortage is still a “fatal factor”
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) pointed out that in the past ten days or so, there have been scenes of family members begging hospitals for confirmed relatives or looking for oxygen everywhere in Delhi and India. The shortage of oxygen is still a major “fatal factor” facing the country in the fight against the pandemic.
On 1 May, Delhi’s well-known Batra Hospital confirmed that 12 patients with the new coronavirus had died as a result of exhaustion of oxygen in the hospital, including a doctor infected with Coronavirus. In two hospitals in the south-eastern state of Andhra Pradesh, 16 people died of lack of oxygen. Six people also died of lack of oxygen in Gurgaon, Haryana, on the outskirts of Delhi.
Indian Prime Minister Naremon Modi held a high-level meeting on the 2nd to discuss more measures to increase oxygen production and supply to alleviate the country’s current medical oxygen shortage. The new measures include the establishment of temporary Coronavirus patient care centres near oxygen plants, plans to set up 10,000 beds with oxygen supply facilities, the establishment of about 1,500 oxygen plants throughout the country and the transformation of existing nitrogen plants into oxygen plants.
How’s the vaccination status?
India is now open to adults across the country for Coronavirus vaccine, but the national vaccination program has not been carried out as scheduled. The reason is that some states say they do not have enough vaccines for groups between the ages of 18 and 44.
British media pointed out that India is actually the world’s highest production of Coronavirus vaccine, but there is a shortage of internal vaccines, and even to suspend oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine exports, first for domestic sales.
At the same time, India’s health care system is facing collapse, and interns have had to come forward to fight the pandemic. The Indian government said in a statement that as medical facilities approached the tipping point of collapse, the government decided to postpone the examination of physicians and caregivers so that some people could join existing health care workers in the fight against the outbreak.
In Pune, The Second-Largest City In Maharashtra, Doctor MekunD Penurkar Returned To Work Just Days After His Father Died In Coronavirus. His mother and brother were also hospitalized with the disease, but he still had patients waiting for him to take care of him. “It’s a very difficult situation and I’ve been through it myself, so I can’t let other patients go and let them die on their own,” he said. ”