Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc all over India, but in some states and cities, the situation is getting worse. Such cities include the name of Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka (Karnataka). On Monday, the positivity rate in the city reached 55 percent . However, the next day i.e. on Tuesday, the figure came down to 33 percent. Currently, the number of active cases in the city has crossed 3 lakh. At the same time, the problem of shortage of beds in hospitals continues. On Tuesday, 20 thousand 870 Covid patients were found in the city and 132 patients lost their lives. Whereas, at the state level, the number of infected people was 44 thousand 632 and 292 patients died. Lack of health services amidst worsening conditions of Covid has drawn new lines of concern. On Tuesday, two deaths were reported in small hospitals where there was a lack of oxygen. At the same time, big hospitals are returning patients citing lack of beds. Also, the decline in the vaccine rate is being seen. This figure has come down to 10 thousand per day. On an average, 20,000 new cases are coming up in Bengaluru at a time when the authority has decided to reduce the number of testing. According to media reports, it has been decided to increase 1 lakh testing to 40,000 / 60,000 per day. Politicians and officials are constantly giving information about double mutant virus among the people and telling how dangerous it has become in the recent few weeks. At the same time, searching for ICU bed and oxygen is overshadowing patients’ families. The brother of the 44-year-old deceased, who lost his life due to lack of ICU beds, said that nobody in Bengaluru had time to fall prey to kovid. However, not only in Bengaluru alone, there are reports of lack of oxygen and bed from all over the country. The High Court and the Supreme Court continue to be active on the case.
According to the Times of India report, sources in the health department say that around 4500 calls are received on the helpline every day and 1500-1700 of these are related to getting treatment in the hospital. At the same time, 500-550 calls are such, where information about ICU beds and ventilators is sought. On Monday, BJP MP Tejashwi Surya has accused Municipal officials of allotting beds in lieu of bribe. Two people have also been arrested in the case.