why world losing the battle against a virus ?

In the past century, the largest gains in human health and life expectancy have come from public-health interventions, not medical ones. Clinical medicine — treating individual patients with medication and procedures — has registered enormous gains. Hepatitis C is now curable; so are many childhood cancers. Cutting-edge gene therapies are curing rare genetic disorders, and new technology is making surgeries of every kind safer. But even stacked against those triumphs, public health — the policies and programs that prevent entire communities from getting sick in the first place — is still the clear winner. “It’s saved the most lives by far, for the least amount of money, but why in avablity of so advance health tech still humans are losing the battle against a virus (COVID-19).

This covid 19 became a one of the biggest challenge for human kind , after so long shutdown of entire world , almost all country economy collapes , nearly 15 million infected and 602 k death due to covid -19 still their is no conformed cure/ vaccine. with 1st case in China (in wuhan city ) in december 2019 and sepred across the World with increase in multiple rate of pesents and became a world pendamic.

what is COVID-19 ?

On 31 December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) got reports from health authorities in China of a cluster of viral pneumonia cases of unknown cause in Wuhan, Hubei,and an investigation was launched at the start of January 2020. On 30 January, the WHO declared the outbreak a 

On 31 December 2019, the  World Health Organization (WHO) got reports from health authorities in China of a clster cluster of viral pneumonia cases of unknown cause in Wuhan, Hubei,and an investigation was launched at the start of January 2020. On 30 January, the WHO declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)—7,818 cases confirmed globally, affecting 19 countries in five WHO regions.(PHEIC)—7,818 cases confirmed globally, affecting 19 countries in five WHO regions.

Several early infected people had visited Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market; the virus is therefore thought to be of zoonotic origin.The virus that caused the outbreak is known as SARS‑CoV‑2, a newly discovered virus closely related to bat coronaviruses, pangolin coronaviruses, and SARS-CoV. The scientific consensus is that COVID-19 has a natural origin. The probable bat-to-human infection may have been among people processing bat carcasses and guano in the production of traditional Chinese medicines.

The earliest known person with symptoms was later discovered to have fallen ill on 1 December 2019, and that person did not have visible connections with the later wet market cluster. Of the early cluster of cases reported that month, two-thirds were found to have a link with the market. On 13 March 2020, an unverified report from the South China Morning Post suggested a case traced back to 17 November 2019 (a 55-year-old from Hubei) may have been the first person infected.

The WHO recognised the spread of  COVID-19 as apandemic on 11 March 2020as Italy, Iran, South Korea, and Japan reported surging cases. The total numbers outside China quickly surpassed China’s.

world Health system fail ?

Covid-19 is a catastrophic failure of public health leadership. Highly-qualified people — from the World Health Organisation, the US Centres for Disease Control, the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and eminent epidemiologists from institutions such as Stanford, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins — are offering regular updates on TV about what needs to be done. While viewers appreciate their expertise and measure of calm, billions around the world are now impacted by their collective failure to act and prevent this epidemic from happening in the first place.

Bill Gates, in a famous TED talk in 2015, predicted that the world is totally unprepared for a pandemic, and warned that countries have to mobilise. “Today, the greatest risk of global catastrophe doesn’t look like this,” he said, showing the image of a mushroom cloud created by a nuclear explosion. “Instead, it looks like this,” he said, pointing to a picture of the influenza virus. Why were public health officials not paying attention to Gates?

Every major country has a generous, dedicated budget for public health. Public health officials have been studying epidemics and pandemics for hundreds of years. After all, more people have died because of contagion from diseases like the plague or the Spanish flu than from war, and these experts have been combing through troves of data, often with the help of supercomputers, to find cures or vaccines for infectious diseases. Despite all the resources at their disposal, they are now saying that a Covid-19 cure is months away, and a fully-tested vaccine after clinical trials, perhaps a year and a half away. Didn’t they see something like this coming at all?

THANKS !

by – deshdeepak yadav

source -google , WHO , TED, and news channel

INDIAN HEALTH SYSTEM COLLAPSE ?

With the India reporting over 10,000 cases a day, most hospitals are running at full capacity and beds are filling up fast. At present 2/3 of the Indian hospital are working only on COVID-19 treatment and other patent are suffer lack of ability of hospital over the more than 1.3 billion people India only expend 1.3% of GDP which is lower than the average expenditure by countries clubbed as among the “poorest” country of the world.

In last 2 month the health care condition is worse in India people are die in search of hospital / treatment in these day many patent are running different different hospital in search of treatment and died on the road due to lack of place in hospital, lack of resourcse are their on hospital , over a huge no of population a limited number of ventilators are available which is very low number.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the India is more than 3 lack and still growing with per day 10,000 average and total number of death 9535, and as of now India is suffering lack of ICU , ventilators. and as per expert it is expected that covid -19 is on peak in last of july .

Estimates suggest approximately 19 lac hospital beds, 95 thousand ICU beds and 48,000 ventilators are available in India
Most of the beds and ventilators in India, are concentrated in seven States – UttarPradesh (14.8%), Karnataka (13.8%), Maharashtra (12.2%), Tamil Nadu (8.1%), WestBengal (5.9%), Telangana (5.2%) and Kerala (5.2%).
• Existing bed capacity is mostly saturated at government hospitals
• Accommodation of influx of COVID 19 patients, will require rapid expansion of current capacity or modifications in admission policy for routine patient care

Indian Infrastructure

In the 2019 Global Health Security Index, which measures pandemic preparedness for countries based on their ability to handle the crisis, India ranked 57, lower than the US at 1, the UK at 2, Brazil at 22, and Italy at 31, suggesting it is more vulnerable to the pandemic than countries that have seen a high number of fatalities so far.

India’s low investment in the health sector, dedicating only 1.3% of its GDP, is now making it vulnerable to COVID-19. It contrasts with other developing countries such as Brazil, which spends 7.5% of its annual GDP on health, Bhutan, which has allocated 3.6%, and Bangladesh, which dedicates 2.2%.

Among developed nations, South Korea has kept its healthcare expenditure at a whopping 8.1%, Japan 10.9%, and the US at 8.5%.

India has a severe shortage of healthcare workers. According to the Health Ministry data released in October last year, there is one doctor for every 11,082 people, which is more than 10 times the doctor-patient ratio that the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO mandates that the doctor to population ratio should be 1:1,000, while India had a 1:1,404 ratio as of February 2020.

In rural areas, this doctor-patient ratio is as low as 1:10,926 doctors as per National Health Profile 2019.

According to data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development available for India for 2017, India has 0.53 beds for 1,000 people compared with 0.87 in Bangladesh, 1.1 in Indonesia, 2.11 in Chile, 2.73 in Turkey, 1.38 in Mexico, 4.34 in China and 8.05 in Russia.

In a recent study, the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (India) and Princeton University said the country currently has 713,986 beds, including 35,699 in intensive care units, and 17,850 ventilators for 1.3 billion people.

Conclusion

The current scenario shows poor planning of health care system in India over the year’s of government’s , over a huge number of population and such a worse condition of health care system ,people across the country suffering due to lack of proper infrastructure, India need to improving the quality of health care at a low level required to focus on large investment in this sector because ” health is wealth” , india need a good policy and a proper implementation .

Thanks !

Deshdeepak

Data and Image source :

google , Indian govt. health website , news agencies