In the wake of current global event-Corona pandemic, it’s impact, the loss of life and how it is affecting our own great nation let’s stand in solidarity (again! but no claps and bartan bajana okay) and pray ” may the magnificent 3000cr worth statue of our saviour,our leader, our light..Patel saab protect us and deliver us from corona! Amen”
Corona Virus as we speak has claimed 15000+ lives worldwide (Italy & Spain recording highest- 5476, 1002 resp). The deadly disease, with no cure so far, has reached more than 194 countries. It’s nearly it landed in India and we already have 467 active cases and 9 deaths reported. The situation is alarming, more than 80 districts and almost all states are under lock-down.
(…but the cool chic next door still went to khan market and a lot of us confused 5pm clap thing with India vs Pak match and took it to public squares)
WHERE MY TAX MONEY GOES?
India spends nearly 1.28% of it’s GDP ( khabardar if you said it is less than 5%!!! …facts and numbers se kuch nahi hota bhaio aur behano hum keh rahe hainaaa!) on healthcare…which is lower than the poorest countries in the world (not acc to me but the World Bank) .
Countries like Nepal, Thailand, Sri Lanka , Indonesia, Bhutan spend more than 1.5 % of their GDP on healthcare. That’s not all, we ( a powerful, growing economy as per government but not concrete facts) also have abysmal levels of per capita expenditure on health compared to most SEARO countries…
India’s health budget in 2019-2020 was a “meagre” 63000 crore. A majority of which got allocated to National Health Mission & Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (can’t even remember the name forget benefiting from it ) to provide “cashless” ( arey bhai paisa hai kiske pass waise bhi) hospitalisation to upto 5 lakh disadvantaged people at the secondary and tertiary healthcare level . healthcare hierarchy
(…..Par humne tou mandir bana na hai, abhi logo ko bolo bimar na padey..)
According to healthcare experts, India needs atleast 2.5% of its GDP spent on healthcare (per corona tou abhi agaya na ab hospital kya yogi ji banwaenge? nahi wo gaushala banwate hain… )
In 2019, India reported a shortage of 6lakh doctors and 2 million nurses. We currently have a doctor patient ratio of 1:1457 ( lower than WHO standard of 1:1000).. India’s constant battle with lack of skilled manpower has only got worst since 2012 , reports suggest we’ll need atleast 2 million more doctors in the next 10 years to meet the increasing demand
(…. humne tou VYAPAM bhi kara tha fir kaise kami pad gayi ??)
When it comes to dealing with corona, our inability to provide for a sufficient number of general physicians has made things more difficult. Reports suggest at the moment we have 8 doctors serving 10000 people compare to 41 in Italy and 71 in Korea and just 23000 general physicians serving a population of more than 1.35 billion! (Doctor saab: Stress tou hona hi tha).
“All countries should be able to test all suspected cases, they cannot fight this pandemic blindfolded,”- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyeseus, WHO head
India has so far tested only 14175 people in its 72 state -run labs, one of the “lowest” testing rates in the world ..( Corona: Treat me like a joke and i’ll leave you like it’s funny)
(Is gustakhi ka koi jawab dou? Ji janab..only people traveling from high risk countries, or in touch with infected people or medics managing patients with severe respiratory issues are eligible for this privileged service ..)
“It is reassuring that at the moment there is no evidence of community outbreak,”- Balram Bhargava, Director, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Many experts believe India is also under-testing because of poor/ inadequate public health infrastructure, which could get easily burdened by large numbers of patients crowding the centres.
Currently our labs are equipped to provide results in 6 hours and test 90 samples a day. Clearly, the numbers need a massive boost! Authorities claim 50 more labs (making it 122 in total) may come up by next week, scaling sample numbers to upto 8000 a day.
At the moment we have 55000 ( pvt & public) hospitals operating in the country. Of which private hospitals (74% of total) mostly remain out of reach for a large population. With 70% of our healthcare infrastructure limited to top cities only, India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare( Lancet study)
Today we need more than 1.54 million doctors and 2.4 million nurses alongwith 3 millions beds, needless to mention meeting a scarcity of ventillators, ICU, isolation beds. ( kuch hi saal bache hai modi ji ab tou kaam karlo)
WE’RE UNDER-ARMED & UNPREPARED TO DEAL WITH CORONA
India is currently scrambling to contain the pandemic ..
The government, meanwhile taking collective precautionary measures to control the situation, is also consistently assuring and pleading people to cooperate ( per hum kaha kisi ki sunte hai, kanoon andha hai aur hum beharey).
India imposed additional visa restrictions on people travelling from infected countries like South Korea, UK, Italy etc ( Per Kanika Kapoor tou fir bhi agayi). Authorities also pacified India has enough APIs to last the next 3 months..
BABY DOLL DONA CHAHIYE THA CORONA NAHI!
We are an amazing country in all senses, I mean literally! Just a few days back a desi NRI singer enters the country, gets tested of high flu symptoms (now COVID positive) and still makes it out straight to a party apparently hosting several ministers ( modi gang decided ignored their high command, nasty peeps)
…The woman now spreads messages of responsible discretion meanwhile having risked hundreds of lives already..( slow claps for Kanika)
Are we stunned? No, we’re India! If Nirav modi & others can escape stealing crores of public money, this was just “some” celebrity, a responsible Indian abroad who escaped the “scrutinising” eyes of authorities at the airport. She was aware she had high flu symptoms but instead imposing self -quarantine she came back for the love of …?
Some more of our responsible NRI brothers and sisters are suspected to be hiding at their knowns …(I’m still guessing what’s to hide? It’s quarantine sweety not a death sentence!! and what worth is your angrezi mannerism if you’re gonna be a sneaky beep beep)
On a lighter note, everyone complaining of Monday blues and horrible bosses..you got a good break 😀