GUWAHATI: The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has exposed glaring gaps in medical facilities across India as several states reported a shortage of hospital beds, oxygen supply, and even medicines for Covid-19 treatment with the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases.
India on Monday has recorded its highest-ever daily spike of over 2.73 lakh new Covid-19 cases, the Union Health Ministry said. With the 2,73,810 fresh Covid-19 cases in the country in the last 24 hours, the total tally reached 1,50,61,919. India also reported 1,619 fatalities due to the infection in the last 24 hours. With this, the Covid-19 death toll in India climbed to 1,78,769.
Meanwhile, the situation in Assam remains grave as the state reported 639 fresh cases and six fatalities due to the infection within 24 hours. With this, the Covid-19 tally in Assam reached 2,24,455.
In view of rising Covid-19 cases, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday announced all passengers traveling to the state will have to undergo the Covid-19 test at the airport here.
Amid the surge in coronavirus cases, the healthcare system in the country seemed to be overburdened as many have pointed out about the unavailability of beds and oxygen.
As many patients struggled to find hospital beds, oxygen, and medicines, several websites and pages have been made to help people find out details about its availability and information on plasma donors.
Check all these websites to know about any Covid-related issues including availability of hospital beds, oxygen cylinders, medicines, plasma donors in Assam and other states:
- Check coronavirus related resources in Assam https://covid19.assam.gov.in/contact-us/
- To check the availability of plasma across India, here is the website: https://needplasma.in/
- Delhi Government launched a website in order to keep track of beds availability https://delhifightscorona.in/
- Dr Reddy's website https://readytofightcovid.in/