NEW DELHI: With an exponential rise in the number of corona cases due to a highly infectious strain originating, Delhi is in total ruckus.
Delhi Health Minister in a report said,” On Wednesday, Delhi recorded 13,468 cases and around 1.2 lacs tests were conducted numbers have been rising without a slowdown in terms of infection spread.” He advised people to follow the necessary precautions and step out only if urgent and if needed.
Amidst this rate of rising infection, the health infrastructure has been disrupted and is in the road to collapse if the situation stands the same.
Many people waiting outside the Delhi hospitals said that they are facing delay in being admitted due to lack of hospital beds.
As per a report, on Wednesday till 6pm, 85 percent of ICU beds without ventilators and 88 percent of them without ventilators were already occupied in the hospitals of Delhi.
“There are no ICU beds available in most big hospitals, both public or private. There is no sign of the outbreak ebbing either, “said a senior doctor at AIIMS.
Apart from the admitting of patients, the dumping of bodies is another issue. The substantial rise in the fatality rate has led to a rush of bodies at the city’s crematoriums and burial grounds. People complained of waiting wait for hours but the funeral had not been performed due to lack of space at the cremation facility.
Nigambodh Ghat, Delhi’s biggest crematorium reported of the increase in the number of cremations from 15 to 30 per day. A video of JCB excavator at Delhi’s biggest graveyard showed the constant digging up graves while the place runs out of space.
“We arrived here at 8:30 am. Our turn has not come yet. The situation is very bad. Two-three dead bodies are being brought in each ambulance,” 27-year-old Gautam who lost his grandfather told the media.
Delhi registered a record number of 104 deaths due to Covid-19, the highest since November 20. India, in total recorded a no of 1027 deaths, highest since October 20
The sources reported of a series of meetings to be held by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will Thursday — first with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and then with the Health Minister, Chief Secretary, Health Secretary and other top officials of Delhi.
Lack of people not wearing masks and showing indifference to maintaining social distancing has aggravated the situation and the government has appealed the people to stay safe and under precautions.