oxygen! oxygen! India’s medical resources are frequently urgent

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According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health of India, as of 8 o’clock on the 28th local time, there were 360,960 new confirmed cases and 3,293 new deaths in a single day in India. Both of these figures refresh the results after the outbreak in India. Record. India has confirmed more than 300,000 new cases in a single day for 7 consecutive days.

According to data from the Ministry of Health of India, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in India reached 17,997267, and the cumulative number of deaths reached 201187.

WHO: India’s new confirmed cases last week accounted for 38% of the world’s total

CNN reported on the 28th that WHO’s data showed that India’s new crown pneumonia was added last week. There were more than 2.17 million confirmed cases, accounting for 38% of the newly confirmed cases worldwide last week. Compared with the previous week, the number of new cases in India last week increased by 52%.

oxygen! oxygen! India’s medical resources are frequently urgent

Recent deaths in India Accelerated increase in the number of cases

On March 12, 2020, the Indian government announced the country’s first death from new coronary pneumonia; on October 3, 2020, India announced more than 100,000 deaths. On April 28, 2021, the number of deaths in India exceeded 200,000. Recently, the number of deaths in India has increased rapidly. It takes about 8 days from 170,000 to 180,000, about 5 days from 180,000 to 190,000, and about 3 days from 190,000 to 200,000.

Oxygen! oxygen! Medical resources are frequently rushed

Recently, due to the surge in newly confirmed cases in India, hospitals are overcrowded, and medical resources are frequently rushed. Many patients and their families can only wait outside the hospital, hoping to at least get a chance to inhale oxygen or buy oxygen cylinders. Priyanka Mandal is one of the patient’s family members looking for opportunities to buy oxygen cylinders.

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Patients with new coronary pneumonia Family member Priyanka Mandal: It’s been a week, my mother often has a fever, and now she can’t even breathe (smoothly). I have spent two and a half hours on the road to buy oxygen from home. In the absence of oxygen, I cannot bring my mother. No matter how long it takes, I will find oxygen for her. I will wait here.

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Mandal’s My mother herself suffers from diabetes and is now infected with the new coronavirus. As the hospital had no beds, Mandal could not send his mother to the hospital for treatment. Fortunately, after a period of waiting, Mandal finally found someone who was willing to sell her an oxygen cylinder and 6 kilograms of oxygen at a price of 30,000 rupees (approximately RMB 2579). Under normal circumstances, An oxygen cylinder only costs 6,000 rupees (about 522 yuan).

Oxygen is not necessarily available for a large price. In New Delhi, due to the shortage of oxygen and medical supplies, a long queue was formed outside a factory, and everyone was waiting to replenish oxygen cylinders.

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Waiting for supplemental oxygen People in line: We arrived very early this morning. We arrived at about 5 o’clock. Some people came in line in the middle of the night. We had been here before but we couldn’t replenish the oxygen cylinders in the end. There is media here today, and I hope I can buy oxygen in the end.

It is understood that hospitals in New Delhi and nearby areas have promised to increase the supply of oxygen, but as far as the current situation is concerned, there is still a large gap in oxygen. Oxygen has become the most important and most in short supply in the current epidemic in India, so why is India so “hypoxic”?

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India is not One of the most important oxygen exporters internationally, but in the past it was able to guarantee domestic demand and export. But now that it is switching from export to import, it is even necessary to do everything possible to find oxygen supply. The most direct reason is the soaring domestic diagnosis data in India, and the demand for medical oxygen has increased by six times. According to estimates, India’s current daily medical oxygen production is about 7,000 tons, and the daily demand is about 8,000 tons, with a difference of about 1,000 tons.

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In addition, transportation The problem also restricts the supply of oxygen. Medical oxygen manufacturing in India is mainly concentrated in coastal areas, while the hardest hit areas since April have been concentrated in Uttar Pradesh such as Delhi. Poor transportation has greatly restricted oxygen deployment. To make matters worse, the Indian states and hospitals are fighting for resources. Some local officials intercepted the oxygen delivered by cars, and some oxygen trucks suddenly “disappeared”, causing the oxygen distribution to become more chaotic.

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Delhi government officials Sisodia: Just now I received a report that many hospitals are facing a crisis of insufficient oxygen. A truck carrying oxygen tanks was stopped by officials in Haryana.

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Haryana Anil Vijay, head of state health department: We are being forced to provide oxygen to Delhi. First we have to meet our own needs and then we can give it to others. And yesterday, one of our oxygen tank trucks was robbed by the Delhi government on the way to Faridabad.

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Regarding the oxygen issue, the Indian government opened an “oxygen train” and built a new oxygen production plant. However, some Indian media and people believe that the government’s actions are too late and too slow.

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Indian independent media The “Scroll” website reported on the 18th that the Indian government did not start bidding for new oxygen production equipment until eight months after the outbreak of the epidemic, in October last year. However, six months have passed since October last year, and most of the oxygen production equipment has not yet been installed. According to news released by the Ministry of Health of India on the 18th, only 33 of the 162 oxygen generators that have signed a cooperation agreement with the government are installed.

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New Delhi The plans for 8 oxygen plants have also been repeatedly delayed. The Asia News Agency of India disclosed on the 26th that sources in the Indian central government said that the reason for the delay was that the New Delhi government did not issue permits, and the New Delhi government responded that the central government did not give money and asked for What do you use to build an oxygen plant?