The number of cases of the Novel coronavirus in India has risen to a record high in recent days.
Lockdown was imposed in India after mid-March to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and there was severe lockdown for the first two weeks.
India had extended the period for the third time and implemented the lockdown till mid-May. However, in early May, the lockdown was relaxed and many businesses were allowed to open.
So far, more than 67,000 cases have been confirmed, while more than 2,200 deaths have been reported and the health system has been shaken.
This is confirmed by a heart-wrenching viral video from a Mumbai hospital showing about half a dozen bodies lying with Coronavirus patients, which has frightened Indian citizens.
As a result of this video, Indian citizens are expressing strong criticism and fear of what would happen if the number of cases became too high.
BJP MLA Nitesh Rane shared the video which is showing at least three bodies wrapped in blue polythene lying next to patients undergoing treatment.
KEM hospital today at 7 am !
I think the @mybmc wants us to get used to seeing dead bodies around us while taking treatment bcz they just don’t want to improve!
Feel bad for the health workers too who hv to work in such conditions!!
Is there any hope ? pic.twitter.com/E1VsmAveou
— nitesh rane (@NiteshNRane) May 11, 2020
According to Indian government regulations, if a COVID-19 patient dies, the body must be removed 30 minutes after being pronounced dead.
Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra, the worst-affected Indian state, with more than 22,000 cases and more than 830 deaths.
Earlier, a similar video from Sion Hospital had gone viral on social media after which the dean of the hospital Dr Pramod Ingle said that the relatives are often reluctant to take possession of bodies of the victims who died of coronavirus, that is the reason why the bodies were kept unattended in the hospital, he added.