India’s health system has been hit by pressure from people who panicked to go to hospitals when they could have been treated at home
The World Health Organization believes that the latest outbreak of coronavirus in India was triggered not so much by more contagious mutations of the virus, as by mass gatherings and low vaccination rates, as well as panic.
This is reported by The Guardian.
“The extent to which these viral mutations are responsible for the rapid spread of the disease in the country remains unclear, as there are other factors, such as recent mass gatherings, that may have contributed to the increase,” said WHO spokesman Tarik Yazarevic.
According to him, a certain role in the increased spread of coronavirus in the country was played by the “carefree behavior” of people.
The WHO also said that India’s health system was hit by pressure from people who panicked to go to hospitals when they could be treated for COVID-19 at home, as only about 15% of coronavirus patients need outpatient treatment.
Therefore, the organization called for effective screening and triage of patients to ensure that people receive the necessary care.
Recall that in recent days, India has been breaking both its own and world records for the incidence of coronavirus: there are no places in intensive care for a long time, and bonfires are burning everywhere to burn corpses.
We also reported that Switzerland has recorded the first case of infection with a new strain of coronavirus, which was previously detected in India.