A lady from Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad was compelled to hold the physique of her husband – who died of COVID-19 – in an e-rickshaw, as a result of she had no cash to pay for an ambulance.
Her son alleged his father was unable to get a mattress, or remedy, from hospitals or Covid remedy services. He additionally mentioned ambulance drivers charged exorbitant quantities to hold the physique house.
In heart-breaking visuals, the lady could be seen sitting behind the e-rickshaw and holding on to her husband’s physique, which seems to be tied to the body to forestall it from falling out of the car.
With greater than 2.85 lakh energetic circumstances UP is certainly one of India’s worst-affected states; on Tuesday morning it reported almost 30,000 new circumstances and 285 deaths in 24 hours.
It’s amongst 10 states to account for over 73 per cent of all circumstances reported on Monday.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been criticised for his dealing with of the pandemic, with Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra final month alleging “failure of governance”.
She additionally accused him of insensitive remarks after he claimed there was no oxygen scarcity in UP.
The pandemic has killed over two lakh folks in India alone, however greater than the numbers it’s the harrowing tales and visuals which have emerged which are most distressing.
On Saturday a 35-year-old Covid constructive girl died within the car parking zone of a government-run hospital in UP’s Noida, gasping for breath as her attendant begged the authorities for a mattress.
Final week, a younger girl in Delhi misplaced her mom whereas she was working round frantically looking for oxygen refills. Her mom died whereas as she fell to her knees and begged for oxygen.
Days earlier than visuals emerged of UP’s Agra of a lady desperately giving CPR to her Covid-positive husband as their auto-rickshaw dashed to a hospital. He died proper outdoors the hospital gates.
Additionally from Agra, a person was compelled to hold his father’s physique strapped to the roof a Honda sedan as a result of no ambulances had been obtainable.
India has been hit by a devastating wave of Covid infections – over three.5 lakh circumstances per day since April 28 and over three lakh circumstances per day since April 22. The energetic caseload is now almost 35.5 lakh – greater than thrice the excessive recorded in September final yr.
The numbers are scary, however what must be simply as worrying is the disaster that has engulfed the nation’s healthcare system. Hospital are overflowing, medical doctors are traumatised and overworked, and family members and pals of Covid sufferers are compelled to battle – on daily basis – for the lives of their family members.