The Indian capital, Delhi, is now a city of terror, with hundreds of people dying every day from coronavirus infections.
The official death toll in Delhi on Monday was 360. It has become almost impossible to find a place in the hospitals of the city. The ICU bed is not empty. Oxygen and life-saving drugs are in dire straits. News from the BBC.
Infections and deaths are on the rise across the country. The number of new covid infections in India on Monday was 3 lakh 23 thousand 144. His previous day was 3 lakh 52 thousand 991. Although the idea is that the actual number of infections and deaths is much higher.
The situation in the capital, Delhi, is so dire that temporary crematoriums are being set up in open fields, parks and even in car parks. Because the government crematoriums in Delhi can no longer take the pressure.
There are also widespread allegations that the government is hiding the death toll in Kovida.
Many credible newspapers in India and abroad are publishing evidence of the death toll.
According to the New York Times, the official death toll in Bhopal was 13 in 13 days in mid-April, but an investigation found that more than a thousand people had died in Bhopal at the same time.
The New York Times quoted city doctor GC Gautam as saying many deaths were not being recorded. The government does not want to create fear in the minds of the people.
Sandesh, one of Gujarat’s top dailies, has sent its correspondents to various crematoriums and cemeteries in the state to find that the actual death toll is several times higher than the actual number given by the government. The newspaper writes: An average of 610 people are dying every day in Gujarat.
The same allegations are coming from Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. An investigation by Indian television network NDTV found that 1,150 more patients had died in Delhi in the past week than the government had estimated. Similar investigations across the country have uncovered similar evidence of concealment of death.
In many cities, crematoriums have collapsed under the unprecedented pressure of cremation. Crematorium workers have to work day and night. Gathering wood for cremation, the burden of arranging them falls on the shoulders of the relatives of the deceased.
People are walking around the door of the hospital with their sick relatives. Relatives wrapped in PPE have to wait for hours in the scorching heat and the cheetah’s flames to take the corpse away for cremation.
In the last few days, 27 new crematoriums have been built in the empty space inside the Sarai Kale Khan crematorium in Delhi. Another 60 altars have been built in the park adjacent to the crematorium.
Delhi municipal authorities are looking for places to build temporary crematoriums along the banks of the Jamuna River.
An employee of the Sarai Kale Khan crematorium told the English daily The Hindu that they had to work evenly from dawn to midnight under the pressure of the corpse. An additional 20 altars have been constructed in the parking lot of Gazipur crematorium in East Delhi in the last few days.
A manager at the crematorium told the Indian Express that the pressure on the corpse had increased so much that there was no choice but to build a new altar. Even after that, the relatives have to wait for three to four hours after bringing the body.
The picture of almost all the crematoriums in the city is more or less the same. Sunil Kumar Aledia, an official at a charity that helps treat Covid and help cremate the dead, told the BBC there was no place to build extra altars in many crematoriums.