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Global Challenges | Covid-19 in India: its darkest moment

2021-05-09T14:33:06.389Z

The shocking reality that has been reached in India by the covid-19 has been described by some as a "genocide". Hospitals that can't cope with the flood of people in urgent need of treatment and human dramas that are hard to describe have truly been devastating. Listen to the new episode of Global Challenges with José Levy.



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The horrifying reality that has been reached in India by the covid-19 has been described by some as a "genocide."

Hospitals that can't cope with the flood of people in urgent need of treatment and human dramas that are hard to describe have truly been devastating.

Listen to the new episode of

Global Challenges

with José Levy.

"A criminal act."

"No less than genocide."

Genocide, yes.

No more no less.

This is how a high court in India described what is happening in his country these days.

And it is that the reality is still really traumatizing.

It reminds many journalists of what we have sometimes had to go through when we have covered wars or, alternatively, natural disasters.

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An outrageous situation for many in which, on the one hand, a lot of international aid arrives in the country, including oxygen, but on the other, many continue to suffocate helplessly even inside hospitals.

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How was such an absurdity reached?

This is the central theme of this podcast.

First I would like to refer to the creepy reality that has been arrived at.

With hospitals that cannot cope with the flood of people who need urgent treatment ... in human dramas difficult to describe, truly devastating.

Families who are powerless as they watch their loved ones sometimes succumb to them due to lack of oxygen.

A mother, a father, a son.

Often relatives are the only ones who can perform those desperate heart massages to try to revive their own.

There simply aren't enough medical teams to handle such huge numbers of patients.

Although their phones don't stop ringing, these doctors have to turn away many, with what that implies.

Or as Dr. Gupta told CNN in one of these hospitals: “We are dying inside.

Our role should be to save lives, not to kill anyone ”.

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In the surroundings of hospitals, CNN has seen how - sometimes - relatives cry without consolation for their loved ones, even for their children, without anyone being able to help them.

The situation is so extreme that there are patients in serious situations who prefer to flee from the hospitals themselves.

Not only because they do not receive medical treatment - and for that it is better to be at home - but because seeing and hearing the agony of so many patients right next to them is horrifying.

Yes indeed.

It turns out that what is lived in India is so extreme that it has made dozens of countries in the world have decided to help this Asian giant.

This, despite the needs of each nation.

But what is the matter.

In the face of so many planes with aid, there are reports that many of the shipments simply stayed for days and days stuck in airport hangars due to bureaucratic problems - above all -.

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If you see on the one hand that the media are there, especially oxygen, and on the other, many continue to suffocate in homes and hospitals - with 23 thousand deaths counted by the authorities in just one week - the reality becomes truly outrageous.

What's going on?

Apparently, India did not have prepared emergency programs to deal with such a reality or manage all the processes.

And as a sample, a button - it is said -.

Sometimes the count of the quantities that have just arrived did not correspond to the one that appeared in the documents.

So long verifications had to be carried out to certify the discrepancy.

And all this, I repeat, when on the other side many are still suffocated ... without oxygen.

Now is it better understood why that high court in the state of Uttar Pradesh came to use harsh words like "crime" or "genocide"?

Hear it in full on the podcast.

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Next week we will return with more

Global Challenges

that will present us with this terrible or wonderful passionate corner of the Universe where we lived.

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