Nagpur: The year 2021 has proved to be the deadliest year of the covid epidemic for the region Vidarbha.
As the first wave of covid occurred in December 2020 and January 2021, It was expected that the new year would bring new hope. But the second wave of covid had started in the month of February, At the time when the world’s earliest delta cases were found in the Amravati district. The wave took its worst form during the month of March-April-May also. In 2021, about 15,000 people have lost their lives due to coronavirus in the Vidarbha region. However, out of about 8.70 lakh cases, more than 8.50 lakh patients have recovered well.
April 2021 has been the worst month. More than 3.5 lakh people got infected, While about 5,670 civilians have lost their lives. However, these figures are official and are without some unreported deaths and cases during this period of coronavirus.
Dr. Ashok Arbat, Director, KRIMS Hospital said that the past year was a learning experience for all. There was a huge difference in the symptoms, outcome, severity, and death toll of the first and second covid wave. Comparative study shows that the death rate was high in the first wave of covid.
Young Doctors Working
Dr. Ashok, who is also the head of Vidarbha Hospitals Association (VHA), has said that the doctors were very well prepared in the second wave of covid. He must say that despite all the difficulties and limitations, he handled the second wave of covid very carefully.
It was a learning experience for many young doctors working in these government hospitals during the year 2021. Dr. Mukul Deshpande has said that it was a once-in-a-lifetime tragedy and there is hope that he was chosen to deal with the difficult situation.
Many people have lost their loved ones during the year. Social activist Megha Khare has said that this year has been filled with painful stories of children losing their parents and elderly parents losing their children. Some could not even attend the funeral of their loved ones. The worst consequences of this epidemic were uncertainty, suicides, and mucormycosis. He found it very difficult to manage some cases in the year 2021.