Indian group in Better Cincinnati reacts to alarming enhance in coronavirus circumstances in India

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With deaths rising and supplies rapidly dwindling, India has set a global record for new COVID-19 cases for the third year in a row. Greater Cincinnati Indian community has heard from family members back home and wished they could do more. “Friends have told us so many different horror stories of people going to hospitals, being turned away, or trying to relax at home and to dying because no oxygen is available and I mean this is really heartbreaking, “said Dr. Ratee Apana said. Apana is the founder of the Cincinnati Indian Film Festival. You and Rajan Kamath, professor of international economics at the University of Cincinnati, have friends and family who witness the daily struggle. “We can tell our family to be careful; we can ask our friends to be careful; we can support them morally If they are told not to do things that expose them, but mostly from person to person, is feeling helpless, “said Kamath. Critical care beds, medication, oxygen, ambulances and ventilators are in short supply Despite the country that is home to the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, the Serum Institute, there are not enough raw materials to get the shots you need. “And when you put all that together with size, think of India as three times the population of the United States packed into a third of the landmass of the United States,” Kamath said. To date, only 14.3 million people have been fully vaccinated, just over one percent of the Indian population. The American Association of Doctors of Indian Origin has started a petition to try to bring more oxygen units to India.

With deaths rising and supplies rapidly dwindling, India has set a global record for new COVID-19 cases for the third year in a row.

The Greater Cincinnati Indian community heard from family members back home and wished they could do more.

“Friends have told us so many different horror stories of people who go to hospitals, get turned away, or try to recover at home and die from lack of oxygen, and I mean, that’s really heartbreaking,” said Dr. Guess Apana.

Apana is the founder of the Cincinnati Indian Film Festival.

You and Rajan Kamath, professor of international business at the University of Cincinnati, have friends and family who witness the daily struggle.

“We can tell our family to be careful; we can ask our friends to be careful; we can give them moral support by telling them not to do things that expose them, but to feel largely of Person to person one of helplessness, “said Kamath.

Intensive care beds, medication, oxygen, ambulances and ventilators are in short supply.

Although the country is home to the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, the Serum Institute, there aren’t enough raw materials to get the necessary shots.

“And then with size, think of India as three times the population of the United States, packed into one-third the landmass of the United States,” Kamath said.

To date, only 14.3 million people have been fully vaccinated, just over one percent of the Indian population.

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin has one petition to try to bring more oxygen units to India.