The total number of deaths due to the new crown in India exceeds 200,000, and the international community expresses support
(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) The total number of deaths due to the new crown in India exceeded 200,000. The international community expressed support
China News Service, Beijing, April 28 The Ministry reported on the 28th that the total number of deaths from the new crown in the country has exceeded 200,000.
p > On April 26, local time, Ghaziabad, India, a new crown patient inhaled oxygen in a tent set up by the roadside.
According to data released by Indian officials on the 28th, the number of new diagnoses in the country has exceeded 300,000 for 7 consecutive days. In the past 24 hours, more than 360,000 Indians have been diagnosed with new crowns. pneumonia. In addition, the number of new deaths in a single day in India has exceeded 2,000 for 8 consecutive days, and has exceeded 3,000 for the first time in the past 24 hours. According to statistics from the Associated Press, in the past week, an average of more than 2,000 Indians died of new coronary pneumonia every day.
Sumia Swaminathan, the chief scientist of the World Health Organization, said in an interview on the 26th that the number of confirmed cases and deaths of the new crown in India is “severely underestimated.” This means that the current official Indian statistics may not fully reflect the severity of the country’s epidemic.
On the 25th, the Indian Central Government convened the chief ministers of the severely affected states to discuss countermeasures against the epidemic. At the meeting, Vinod Paul, a member of India’s National Transformation Council responsible for health, predicted that the current round of the epidemic in India will continue until mid-May this year, when the number of new confirmed cases per day will reach a peak, or as high as 500,000. .
Faced with the daily deterioration of the epidemic situation, the Indian medical system is facing great pressure. Hospitals in some areas are overwhelmed and patients cannot even get timely treatment.
According to a report on the “India Today” website on the 28th, the local hospital in the northern Indian city of Agra was overcrowded with patients with the new crown, and the hospital had to post a notice stating that there were no beds to treat patients. In addition, there is a serious shortage of medical supplies urgently needed by local hospitals to treat patients with COVID-19, especially medical oxygen cylinders. The hospital failed to solve the problem after reporting the situation to the local government, so it was forced to ask the families of the new crown patients who came to seek medical treatment to bring their own oxygen cylinders. According to reports, due to lack of oxygen cylinders, 8 new crown patients died in the same local hospital.
In addition to the lack of beds and medical oxygen cylinders, the most important vaccine against the new crown epidemic is also in short supply in many parts of India.
According to the “India Express” report on the 27th, Rajesh Tope, Minister of Health of Maharashtra, India, said that the shortage of the new crown vaccine supply is the biggest problem facing the state. . He said: “India’s central government claims to expand the scope of vaccinations from May 1st. However, if the vaccine is not available, how to start vaccination?” In addition to Maharashtra, Rajasthan, India , Punjab and other five states are also facing vaccine shortages and raised similar questions.
In the face of this situation, Maharashtra directly sent letters to two domestic manufacturers of new crown vaccines in India asking about their inventory and supply plans, but they have not received a clear reply. One of the manufacturers stated that the vaccine ban issued by the central government of India requires the agency not to supply it on its own before May 20.
Faced with the daily worsening of the epidemic situation in India, all walks of life in the international community have extended a helping hand to help India fight the epidemic.
On the 26th, WHO Director-General Tan Desai said that WHO is increasing the distribution of medical equipment and materials to India, including a large number of oxygen generators, mobile hospitals and laboratory supplies. In addition, WHO announced that it has deployed more than 2,600 staff to help Indian health authorities respond to the epidemic.
The Twitter account of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka stated on the 26th that 800 oxygen generators aided by China have arrived in Delhi, the capital of India, and another 10,000 oxygen generators will also arrive this week. The country. At the same time, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said that China has been paying close attention to the development of the epidemic situation in India and is maintaining communication with India on further assistance.
India’s “Financial Times” reported that the Russian Direct Investment Fund has signed an agreement with five major Indian manufacturers to produce 850 million doses of the “Satellite V” new crown vaccine each year. The first batch of vaccines was delivered to India.
Mexico President Lopez announced on the 26th that he would cancel a batch of vaccines ordered from India, so that India can give priority to guaranteeing the country’s vaccine supply.
In addition, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany have each issued a statement saying that they will provide India with a variety of assistance including oxygen supply systems, vaccine materials and therapeutic drugs. The French Foreign Minister said: “The aid materials are designed to respond to emergencies and meet the needs of the Indian authorities, and at the same time, it can also enhance the ability of Indian hospitals to treat patients and fight the epidemic.” (End)