The emergence of the second wave of the COVID-19 has caused carnage and devastation across India in ways that are utterly heartbreaking. Each day, the country is officially reporting up to 300,000 cases and over 3000 deaths but the crematoriums and hospitals tell a different story. The actual number of cases and deaths may be far greater. The healthcare infrastructure is crumbling under the weight of the triple-mutant virus as hospital beds, oxygen, and other required medical supplies are in grave shortage.
Well-established cities and IT capitals are crushed under the weight but now, the pandemic has ravaged many smaller cities, communities, and villages, where the disaster remains largely unacknowledged. Hospitals and crematoriums are at capacity, and funerals are being held in parking lots. The dire situation has called for an additional response from volunteers, students, and other personnel on-ground and even with the additional help, the need for more resources to aid the people of India in this situation is glaring. NGOs and on-ground support workers who are attempting to help a wide array of people on-ground require money and resources to continue the work they are doing.
India is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis but this isn’t an issue limited to India alone. If things get worse, this could lead to deadly circumstances globally. The pandemic has revealed how interconnected the world is. Higher rates of infection within one country is likely to spread to others.
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