India is the world’s largest vaccine maker, but struggling to produce enough. The two current vaccine producers will take more than two months to increase their monthly production from 70 million to 80 million to more than 110 million times.
In a meeting with senior officials Thursday, Modi emphasized that the Indian state must maintain vaccination coverage and not divert health care workers involved in vaccination campaigns to other missions.
The country has given at least 157 million vaccinations, but the rate of vaccination has dropped sharply recently.
Modi has been widely criticized for not acting early to curb the second wave after religious festivals and political rallies have attracted tens of thousands of people in recent weeks and become a “superspreader” event. ..
Some Indian states impose various levels of social restrictions in an attempt to stop the infection, but the federal government is resisting imposing a national blockade.
Southern Kerala announced on Thursday that it would impose a nine-day curb on its move from Saturday.
In the Hindu crematorium office in Delhi, floors and shelves were flooded with ashes-filled clay pots, plastic parcels, and steel containers for those who died in COVID-19.
Hindu practitioners collect the ashes of the dead and soak them in rivers and seas a few days after the funeral. This is one of the rituals they believe will lead to soul salvation.
“Our lockers are full. We can’t store any more ash. We used to get about 40 COVID-19 bodies a day. We now tell our relatives ash on the same day. I’m telling you to bring it with you, “Crematorium manager Pankai Sharma told Reuters.
Due to the shortage of ambulances in Delhi, authorities have worked with nonprofits to turn three-wheeled rickshaws throughout the city into temporary ambulances for COVID-19 patients.
COVID-19 spreads over the countryside of India and the village is not equipped to fight it
Source link COVID-19 spreads over the countryside of India and the village is not equipped to fight it