Oxygen Shortage In India Amid COVID Spike: Here’s What We Know So Far!

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India is currently facing a huge shortage of oxygen as the COVID-19 pandemic is tightening its grip across the country. For now, it has approximately 16 million active COVID-19 cases, and yesterday the death tally reached an all-time high in a single day.

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The country’s healthcare system is struggling to cope with the current overwhelming situation. Mainstream and social media has reported that in fact the underprivileged in the country are lying on roads, gasping for air as hospitals can no longer accommodate.

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The consumption of oxygen has reached its full capacity, which is now making way for a catastrophe with people losing lives every single day.

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More than 2,000 deaths have been reported in India in the last 24 hours. The healthcare system seems to have collapsed as hospitals have also run out of beds to cater to the patients’ needs.

Many Indian citizens, bureaucrats, journalists, and opposing party politicians have slammed the ruling government for their lack of ability to deal with the situation. The Modi government is specifically being criticized for prioritizing political rallies over the devastating COVID-19 situation at home.

Looking at the grave visuals from India due to the dire shortage of oxygen, Pakistanis have started a trend on Twitter to speak out for the cause. They are asking the sitting government to help India get out of this calamity.

Using the #IndiaNeedsOxygen hashtag, the people of Pakistan are asking PM Imran to take prompt action to support the neighboring country while warning their fellow citizens of what might follow in the country if they fail to adhere to the COVID-19 SOPs.

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