Karnataka today is facing a massive upsurge in Kovid-19 cases with 47,563 new cases. Total cases have increased to 18,86,448. This is a relatively large number in a deadly wave of epidemics in a state that had not seen the peak of Corona cases last year. Today, some 482 deaths due to Kovid occurred in Karnataka.
With the increase in cases, like other cities of the state, the demand for medical oxygen and hospital beds is also increasing rapidly in Bengaluru. In Bengaluru, the probability of positivity rate or infection is about 40 percent as 21,534 cases were reported in the city today and 285 patients died.
At the forefront of the fight against Corona are health workers who are struggling both physically and mentally these days.
Dr. Shilpa said that “During the last two weeks, Bengaluru has seen a record number of Kovid cases. I have worked in the wards of 170 patients in the last one week, with only two doctors available to take care of them. The doctors and The proportion of patients has declined. At such a low level that it seemed almost impossible for us to take care of our own patients. This time the situation is much more serious than the first wave.
Dr. Jeevan, another junior resident doctor of a government hospital in Bangalore, said, every health professional is working overtime. Simply put, about 48 hours without any rest. He said that “A junior or senior doctor is equally working in a PPE kit for 6 to 8 hours straight in a covid ward, that too this summer without food, without water, without using a washroom. 80 to 100 patients To walk between wards to see … is physically exhausting. ”
Many young doctors also talked about pressure from family members of patients. Dr. Naveen Jayaraj, a resident doctor of the emergency service of Apollo Hospital on Banaraghatta Road said that “Not all of them, but most of the patients require oxygen. But we are not able to help all of them. We are looking That families are distressed at seeing their loved ones suffering. And they get angry and are very aggressive at times. The stress on the already stressed employees is increasing. We are also feeling helpless due to lack of resources. . “
The doctors also talked about the risks they are facing. There have been a large number of deaths of health workers in the country due to Kovid.
Dr. Jeevan said that “I feel that sometimes after my shift, it is very scary for me to go to my house. I will take the transition home for my elderly parents and family.” He said that “this is the time when we are standing together, supporting each other and fighting this epidemic together.”
A two-week lockdown has been announced on May 10 from 6 am to 24 May in Karnataka to deal with Corona. Amid the lack of oxygen, the Supreme Court on Friday said that it cannot leave the people of Karnataka. It refused to interfere with the Karnataka High Court order to increase the daily oxygen allocation of the state from 965 tonnes to 1,200 tonnes.