Indian authorities in Delhi have turned to the army for help, given the havoc the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is creating.
The government now expects the army to operate COVID-19 care facilities and intensive care units.
Vaccines in India are running short, hospitals are swamped, and cremation grounds burn thousands of bodies every day.
Health experts and political analysts say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s
self-assured hubris and authoritarian leadership style have partly led to the crisis.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that their appeal for getting more oxygen is not getting the deserved attention from the federal government.
However, federal officials have pushed back, blaming the shortages on transportation.
India has recorded close to 20 million cases since the start of the outbreak.
Within the last two weeks, the country has recorded over 300,000 new cases a day.
Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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