India’s Covidemic : Pride or plight | Max Hospital
  1. Home
  2. Blogs
  3. India’s Covidemic : Pride or plight

Get Second Opinion

Please provide your phone number with country code

2 + 2 =

Doc Connect

Hospital : 
Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket
Description: 
  • Robotic Urological Surgery: 15 years journey 
    Dr. Rahul Yadav, Dr. Anant Kumar
  • Robotic surgery is the latest in advanced onco surgical procedures 
    Dr. Harit Chaturvedi
  • Percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty & balloon dilatation of aortic coarctation in a 10 year old child 
    Dr. Neeraj Awasthy, Dr. Sushil Shukla
  • Role of CT/MR imaging and echocardiography in evaluation of valsalva sinus aneurysm 
    Dr. Reena Anand, Dr. Raj Kumar, Dr. Divya Malhotra, Dr. Bharat Aggarwal
  • Risk factors for patients undergoing treatment for Breast Cancer
    Ms. Kanika Arora, Ms. Ritika Samaddar
  • Radiology Case of The Month 
    Dr. Nafisa Shakir Batta, Dr. Dhruv Jain
Date: 
October, 2015 :15
Emergency Call Button

DELHI / NCR : 011-4055 4055

MOHALI : 77107-77107

DEHRADUN : 0135 719 3333

BATHINDA : 0164-5212000

MAX BRAIN ATTACK HELPLINE : 9910204023

 

Bio Medical Waste Report For Shalimar Bagh

Month Red Autoclave(Infected Plastic Waste) Yellow- Incineration(AnatomicalWaste & Soiled Waste) Blue Autoclave (Glass- Bottles) Black Cytotoxic- Incineration( Cytotoxic Contaminated Items) White- Sharp Total Bags Total Weight(In KG's)
  No. of Bags Weight (in KG's) No. of Bags Weight (in KG's) No. of Bags Weight (in KG's) No. of Bags Weight (in KG's) No. of Bags Weight (in KG's)    
Apr-17 924 2963.50 954 2994.10 239 1017.30 103 279.20 1645 606.40 3865 7861.00
May-17 1175 4624.12 1028 3498.40 276 1524.34 87 195.01 1803 823.85 4369 10665.71
Jun-17 1060 4511.45 902 2886.66 293 1324.05 76 194.00 2057 1100.69 4388 10016.85
Jul-17                     0 0.00
Aug-17                     0 0.00
Sep-17                     0 0.00
Oct-17                     0 0.00
Nov-17                     0 0.00
Dec-17                     0 0.00
Jan-18                     0 0.00
Feb-18                     0 0.00
Mar-18                     0 0.00
YTD 3159 12099.065 2884 9379.155 808 3865.69 266 668.705 5505 2530.94 12622 28543.555

India’s Covidemic : Pride or plight

Home >> Blogs >> India’s Covidemic : Pride or plight

Clinical Directorate

For more info please call 8744 888 888 (Delhi – NCR) & 9988 422 333 (Chandigarh Tri-city), or mail at homecare@maxhealthcare.com

August 13, 2020 0 2 minutes, 4 seconds read
Prashant Saxena
Associate Director and Head (Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine) & Associate Director (Critical Care)
Pulmonology

We are presently facing a covid 19 pandemic which has transformed into a humanitarian crisis. Lockdowns, PPE’s, Hand hygiene, social distancing and restricting daily outdoor activities are a norm nowadays to safeguard ourselves.

Talking about India If we go by the number of cases, India is ranked third among the top five countries with the highest COVID 19 burden. Doubling time shows the number of days it takes for total confirmed cases to double and is a good indicator to see the growth of covid-19. India has now a higher doubling time as compared to other top 5 countries. One reason why we are detecting more cases is that the number of tests done every day has increased from less than 50 000 per day to 4.2 lac presently which is good. Our average CFR is about 2.28 (no. of death as a proportion of number of cases) which is now coming down. Our COVID death rate is also amongst the lowest in the world.

So we are facing a unique double whammy- on one side, our growth rate of covid-19 is spiking and on the other hand we have a spike in daily deaths. There also appears to be a national heterogeneity in different states as the cases and death rates are vastly different.

There are many issues which our country is trying to overcome. According to health care access and quality index of 2016, India ranked 145 out of all 195 countries in the world. Our Doctor-patient ratio is 1: 1445, which is less than WHO recommendation, i.e. 1:1000. We frequently face lack of availability of nurses and Doctors. The availability of PPE kits, testing kits, ventilators, ICU beds is also an major issue .India spends only 1.3 percentage of GDP on public health care. Doctors and nurses are also facing social issues with many being attacked or harassed. Infection among healthcare workers is also on a epidemic rise. Adding to our woes our differences in population density, lack of health care infrastructure, poverty, climatic differences, illiteracy, unemployment, migrant worker crisis, different governments in states are limiting factors in our fight against COVID.

Our country is united to face this crisis with visible improvement in recovery rate, lowering of death rates and more rapid detection of cases with good medical management protocols. We still need to overcome the pending issues for a more effective control of this epidemic. Time has come when we all need to join hands together to carefully streamline, plan, implement and follow COVID 19 control measures to win over this crisis.

Related Articles

Book an Appointment