TW: COVID Death
When my phone rang last evening, I got terrified and it shook me to the core. With the situation that’s prevailing in our country, every time it’s someone I know on the other end of the phone with some scary news. For the last 15 Days, The covid cases have seen a disastrous surge, six figures of official daily cases are the new common thing to hear. People are losing their loved ones every day, feeling helpless, and miserable.
The ignorance and mismanagement of those in power have led our country to the brink of collapse.
All of the efforts they are putting into saving their family and loved ones seem to go vain. But wasn’t this catastrophic situation predictable? Didn’t we know that this was going to happen, and still failed? Many questions arise and all of them need to be answered.
“Covid will be stronger in the second wave” was very much known and was ignored. The system and the ones in power have ignored it like a joke. Their ignorance and mismanagement have led our country to the brink of collapse. At least 197 people have died to date due to oxygen shortage.
The total estimated need of India in the second wave of Covid is 6000 metric tonnes per day, which was just 700 metric tonnes per day in the first wave. Experts believe that India is capable of producing 7500 metric tonnes of oxygen every day which is much more than the required quantity.
It takes about 4-6 days for the oxygen to reach the required place due to a shortage of cryogenic containers that are used for the supply of oxygen. To overcome this shortage, the government is taking several steps now which should have been taken months ago, keeping science and rationality at the center of their scheme.
Edmund Burke once said, “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” It seems to be the scenario of our country today, as a very similar failure that our last generation had experienced in the seventies where a famine took many lives. Not due to shortage of resources, but due to poor management.
It is high time that the government needs to take whatever necessary steps required to keep the hopes of the people of our country intact. And it is the foremost duty of every citizen to cooperate in every way possible.