Apathy, Indifference to Deaths Amid COVID 2nd Wave is ‘Kaafi Real’

Thousands of COVID patients die every day due to the lack of oxygen as India’s health infrastructure crumbles.

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Apathy, Indifference to Deaths Amid COVID 2nd Wave is ‘Kaafi Real’

As the COVID surge continues to wreak havoc across India, the administration in Bihar's Buxar district on Monday, 10 May, found at least 45 bodies, most in a decomposed stage, floating in the Ganga.

Where are the bodies from? We do not know.

Were they patients who died of COVID-19? The administration has not confirmed.

But this is yet another example of how Indians are dying not just because of COVID-19 but also due to lack of medical assistance and treatment for the same.

While COVID-positive patients die due to the lack of oxygen and India’s health infrastructure crumbles, the government shows great resolve in its efforts to get PM Narendra Modi's residential complex ready by May 2022, as part of a time-bound priority.

From denial to mismanagement of the novel coronavirus surge, data manipulation, and indifference – thousands of deaths in the country over the last few weeks reveal apathy and insensitivity.

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