Amid the second wave of coronavirus in India, the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr. Randeep Guleria on Saturday said that "we have to urgently bring down the number of COVID-19 cases."
AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria said that the cause for the surge in COVID cases was multifactorial.
He said that two main causes were -- when in January/February vaccination started and cases went down people stopped following COVID appropriate behaviour and at this time the virus mutated and it spread more rapidly.
Adding, he said that 'We are seeing a huge strain in the healthcare system. We have to keep increasing our hospital beds/resources for the increasing number of cases."
"We also have to urgently bring down the number of COVID19 cases," Guleria said.
This is a time when a lot of religious activities are happening in the country and polls are also underway, he said. Guleria said that "we must understand lives were also important." "We can do this in a restricted manner so that religious sentiment is not hurt and COVID appropriate behaviour can be followed," he added.
He further said that there was a larger spike in Delhi now as compared to 6-7 months ago. In terms of health infrastructure and containment, what we were doing in the past we need to do that again, said the AIIMS Director.
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