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AIIMS Chief Randeep Guleria Suggested Complete Lockdown India to beat second wave

At this time of coronavirus crisis when hospitals run out of oxygen and ICU beds and number of death is on the rise, AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria said a complete lockdown or an aggressive lockdown is needed in India just like last year. He also stressed that strict lockdown should be imposed in areas reporting positive rates over 10 per cent.

Speaking to NDTV, Dr Guleria said that India had been caught off guard by the ferocity with which the virus was spreading, and that night curfews and weekend lockdowns imposed by various states such as Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana and other states have proved to be ineffectual. 

He also said the death of a doctor in Delhi’s Batra hospital due to oxygen shortage was a personal loss for him. “That (the 12 deaths) drives home the point that India needs aggressive lockdown to contain the virus,” Dr Guleria said.


Complete Lockdown in India Crucial to Beat New COVID Surge, Suggests AIIMS Chief Randeep Guleria
India Lockdown News Today May 1, 2021: AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria said a complete lockdown or an aggressive lockdown is needed in India just like last year and also stressed that the strict lockdown should be imposed in areas reporting positive rates over 10 per cent. At this time of coronavirus crisis when hospitals run out of oxygen and ICU beds and number of death is on the rise, AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria said a complete lockdown or an aggressive lockdown is needed in India just like last year. He also stressed that strict lockdown should be imposed in areas reporting positive rates over 10 per cent. Also Read – Complete Lockdown in India Crucial to Beat New COVID Surge, Suggests AIIMS Chief Randeep Guleria

Speaking to NDTV, Dr Guleria said that India had been caught off guard by the ferocity with which the virus was spreading, and that night curfews and weekend lockdowns imposed by various states such as Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana and other states have proved to be ineffectual. Also Read – 12 Covid-19 Patients Die Due To Oxygen Shortage in Delhi’s Batra Hospital

He also said the death of a doctor in Delhi’s Batra hospital due to oxygen shortage was a personal loss for him. “That (the 12 deaths) drives home the point that India needs aggressive lockdown to contain the virus,” Dr Guleria said. Also Read – Kanupriya, Famous Doordarshan Anchor, Dies of Covid-19

He also noted that no healthcare system in the world can manage this kind of load and added that aggressive containment or lockdown is the only key.

Earlier in the day, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal extended the ongoing lockdown in the UT by another week to contain the spread of the virus.

Notably, this is the second time Dr Guleria has called for strict lockdowns in high positivity areas across the country.

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