Amid emergency situation due to the world’s biggest surge in covid-19 cases, India has called in trainee doctors by postponing their exams to support the healthcare system as the country faces shortage of beds and oxygen at hospitals.
India has registered more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases for 13th straight day on Tuesday. While, health experts believe that the actual number of infection cases could be about 10 times higher than reported.
So far, more than 17 million COVID cases and 200,000 deaths have been reported in India. Hospitals and crematoriums have become overwhelmed. Patients are dying in beds, ambulances and car parking areas of hospitals.
Talking to Reuters news agency, BH Narayan Rao, a district official in the southern town of Chamarajanagar, said it was a day to day fight as they had to struggle every time to get oxygen quota.