New Delhi. Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said on Tuesday that strict lockdown should be imposed in areas where the infection rate of Kovid-19 cases is more than 10 percent or where hospitals have more than 60 percent beds. . He rejected the night curfew and weekend lockdown strategy being adopted by some states to reduce the number of corona virus cases, saying they would not have much impact on infection rates. “To break the chain of infection, there is a need to impose strict regional lockdowns in areas where the infection rate of Kovid-19 cases is more than 10 percent or where 60 percent of the beds are filled in hospitals, the Kovid-19 workforce,” Guleria told. Is also suggesting the same.
Unlock process should be done in a phased manner
He said, this is also under the guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs, but it is not being strictly implemented. He said that once the infection rate has come down, the process of unlocking should be started in a phased manner in these areas. However, he also emphasized that movement of people from areas with high infection rates to areas with low infection rates should be banned so that the spread could be curbed. When asked his views on nationwide lockdown, Guleria said, “Given the livelihood of the people and its impact on the daily wage laborers, a complete lockdown cannot be a solution.” Daily activities with restrictions should be allowed in areas with low infection rates.
Lack of oxygen and beds in hospitals — He said that no health care structure can manage matters at this level, so aggressive prohibitive measures should be taken for a long time. Guleria’s remarks come at a time when the country is facing a severe crisis of Covid-19 and cases of infections and deaths are increasing while there is a shortage of oxygen and beds in hospitals. The total number of covid-19 infected in India has crossed 20 million whereas more than 50 lakh cases have been reported in just 15 days.