ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Covid-19 and Oxygen Shortage in India

India needs decentralised oxygen plants to meet healthcare requirements in the future.

 

D Raghunandan writes:

The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India has indeed been brutal, completely overwhelming the public health system, especially hospital care. The surge exposed the total lack of preparedness of the central government despite warnings from scientists and the experience of numerous other countries. The poor response was compounded by the hubris, overconfidence and denial of reality at the very top of government, and by ignoring superspreader events like large election rallies and religious gatherings.

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Updated On : 29th May, 2021

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