Massive funeral cremation reflects India’s COVID crisis

New Delhi (AP) — Authorities in city parks as Delhi has cremated many bodies of COVID-19 victims as a record surge in illness is disrupting India’s tattered health system. We have been requested to cut down trees and burn them.

Today, outside the graveyards of cities like Delhi, which have the highest number of daily cases, ambulances are waiting in line to cremate the dead. In many cities, burial grounds are scarce due to the burning crematoriums that shine in the middle of the night.

With the world’s fastest growing coronavirus infection in India, families and patients are seeking oxygen outside the hospital, and relatives cry on the street when their loved one dies while waiting for treatment. I am.

Approximately 1.4 billion people set a new world record for daily infections on Monday for the fifth consecutive day. With 350,179 new proceedings, India has more than 17 million proceedings, second only to the United States. According to the Ministry of Health, the number of deaths has increased by 2,812 in the last 24 hours and the total number of deaths has reached 195,123, which is considered to be very small.

A striking symbol of the crisis is the overwhelming cemetery and crematorium full of dead people.

In the central city of Bhopal, the crematorium has added a crematorium. Hindus were forced to skip the thorough rituals they believed to free their souls from the cycle of rebirth.

The overwhelming crematorium reflects the collapse of India’s already fragile health care system. The hospital is unbearably full, with a few patients sleeping in bed in some cases. Authorities are competing to add beds, ventilators, and more oxygen to help the sick breathe.