The Indian Medical Association has said that a whopping 798 doctors died during the second wave of COVID-19 across the country. Of them, 128 doctors lost their lives in Delhi alone, making the national capital the worst place in India for doctors during the second wave of the pandemic.
Bihar emerged as the close second with 115 doctors succumbing to the deadly virus in the state, ruled by BJP-JDU. Uttar Pradesh, another BJP-ruled state saw 79 doctors losing their lives.
Indian Medical Association says 798 doctors died during second wave of COVID-19 across the country; maximum 128 doctors lost their lives in Delhi, followed by Bihar at 115 pic.twitter.com/mOBgRtQJp0
— ANI (@ANI) June 29, 2021
Hundreds of thousands of people died in the second wave of the pandemic due to lack of access to basic healthcare and want of oxygen. As for Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was left exposed for his tall claims on improving the healthcare system in India’s national capital under his rule in the last six years. The AAP leader had to face criticism as dead bodies began to pile up across crematoriums. Kejriwal was also condemned for performing a disappearing act for many days the pandemic turned alarming.
And when he finally made his presence felt, the AAP leader returned to being his true self i.e. blaming the BJP government for his administrative failure.
The Congress had slammed Kejriwal for spending crores on publicity but doing nothing in the past one year to augment oxygen storage capacity and set up new plants in the national capital.