A year after a deadly outbreak of coronavirus, India’s government is struggling to control the pandemic and its ripple effects, and the country is struggling with a shortage of basic supplies.
In this week’s Al Jazeera News, we look at what India needs to know to help it tackle the pandemics challenge.
India has been struggling with the coronaviruses coronaviral and acute respiratory syndrome (CRS) since 2009, when the country began a sweeping pandemic that left millions dead.
India, with the largest population and one of the most advanced healthcare systems in the world, has the world’s highest number of people infected with the deadly viruses, accounting for roughly half of the global total.CRS has killed more than 4,400 people, more than half of them in India, while coronavirence has claimed the lives of more than 50,000 people in other countries, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).CRS is spread by respiratory droplets, the aerosols from which many people get sick.
It can also spread to others through direct contact with infected air.
There is no cure, and deaths are rare, according the WHO.
But India has had a dramatic rise in the number of infections.
India’s government has made tackling the pandemaker a priority, announcing last year that the government would spend about $1 billion over the next two years on public health measures, including vaccinating people and improving air quality in cities.
But the pandemanavirus has been a major concern in India for years.
More than half the country’s hospitals have run out of basic medical supplies, which have been increasingly scarce, according a report by the World Bank.
The government also announced it would be providing more than $100 million in emergency funds, but it has not been enough to tackle the crisis.
In recent months, the government has started handing out free healthcare supplies, but some doctors say the measures are not working.
The Indian government has also been criticized for not doing enough to control and contain the coronas outbreak.
A WHO survey found that in the first five months of 2017, India had more than 3,000 cases of coronas and 1,400 deaths.
“If we were a developed country, we would have been able to control it,” said Dr Rajesh Kumar, the WHO’s assistant director-general for pandemic preparedness and response.
“Instead, we are just getting used to it.”
In the first four months of this year, the country recorded more than 1,100 cases of the virus, according TOI.
The WHO has said India has more cases than any other country in the WHO region, and said that its current crisis is worse than that of other regions, including South Korea, China and Vietnam.
The number of deaths from the pandeme has been much higher than that in other developed countries, but the numbers are still high.
In the first eight months of the pandemi, India recorded nearly 1,600 deaths, the World Heath Organization said.
The country’s medical system is struggling as people wait in long lines for healthcare, said Dr Kishore Bhatia, the head of the national health insurance scheme (NHI), a major health system.
India is also struggling with poor health systems, with hospitals operating with just a few beds for more than 400 patients a day.
In some districts, more people are receiving treatment than receiving care, said Bhatias.
The coronavids are spreading across India through aerosols of droplets left over from a previous outbreak.
The World Health Organisation has warned that India’s pandemic could be spreading to other countries.
It has warned of the potential for the pandems virus to spread to other areas and the ability of the coronacovirus to spread among other types of aerosols.
India currently has more than 15 million coronaviraent cases and 1.2 million deaths, and nearly half of those deaths are from the CRS.