Indian courts urge hospitals to take government action for help

New Delhi (AP) — Indian hospitals struggling to ensure a stable supply of oxygen, killing more COVID-19 patients in the shortage, New Delhi courts kill He said he would begin punishing government officials for failing to deliver the goods to be saved.

On Sunday, India recorded a slight decrease in new infections at 392,488, from a high of 401,993 in the last 24 hours. In addition, an additional 3,689 deaths were reported, bringing the total to 215,542. Experts believe that both numbers are underestimated.

The government used railroads, the Air Force, and the Navy to rush oxygen tankers to the worst-damaged areas where overwhelming hospitals couldn’t cope with the unprecedented surge of patients coveting air.

SCL Gupta, director of the Batra Hospital, said 12 COVID-19 patients, including doctors receiving high-flow oxygen therapy, died on Saturday after an 80-minute outage at a hospital in New Delhi. It was.

The Times of India reported that two more hospitals in southern Andhra Pradesh died, and six died from lack of oxygen at Gurgaon Hospital, a suburb of New Delhi.

Due to the government’s inability to maintain a stable supply of oxygen, some hospital officials called for court intervention in the Indian capital, where the blockade was extended by a week to contain the wave of infection.

“The water has risen overhead. It’s enough,” the New Delhi High Court said, adding that government officials would begin to be punished if the hospital was not provided with the assigned oxygen supply.

“We can’t kill people,” said judges Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Patil.

The court said it would initiate an insult proceeding.

New Delhi has recorded 412 deaths in the last 24 hours, the highest since the pandemic began.

The military desperately opened the hospital to civilians to control a major humanitarian crisis. The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi also gave the military urgent financial power, established new quarantine facilities and hospitals, and purchased equipment.

The military has also called in 600 doctors who have retired in the last few years. The Navy has deployed 200 nursing assistants in private hospitals, a government statement said.

On Saturday, India said all adults over the age of 18 could fire. Almost 10% of Indians have received a single dose since January, making it one of the world’s largest producers of vaccines, but only about 1.5% have received both.

India has been vaccinated more than 156 million times so far. Some states have already said that it’s not enough for everyone, and even ongoing efforts to inoculate people over the age of 45 are sputtering.

The United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and several other countries rush to India for treatment, rapid viral testing, and oxygen, along with some of the ingredients India needs to promote domestic production of the COVID-19 vaccine. I’m out.