Due to the rise in cases of COVID-19, the city of Manus in Brazil is facing a shortage of oxygen. It is not just one city officials who are worried about the shortage of oxygen. The cases of the virus have risen throughout the country. Moreover, in Mexico, medical authorities have also reported cases of oxygen cylinder thievery from clinics.
Brazil and Latin America are facing a shortage of oxygen, as well. There’s a state of chaos around the city as the clinics run out of compressed oxygen cylinders. The government has also noticed that people have started buying oxygen cylinders through black markets. Moreover, in Mexico, cases of oxygen cylinder thievery from clinics have also been reported. It’s visible through the videotapes that have surfaced through the globe, that people from Brazil and Latin America are currently suffering from such issues.
Additionally, many experts are firmly stating that the second wave of the virus is turning out to be worse than the first one.
Brazil’s current situations
Brazil in terms of death tolls is second in the list, with around 221,000 mortalities. The situation in other countries surrounding is same as well. One can see similar scenarios in countries like Peru, Mexico, and even Columbia. These are the countries where people are in desperation to protect themselves and their families. Moreover, they want to secure their survival by getting their hands on cylinders of oxygen, in any way possible.
Every one of the five patients of covid needs oxygen supply, and in this case, it is three out of every five patients, says the WHO. Oxygen has been an important and critical concern as medicine as previously mentioned by the WHO, but somehow it still cannot fulfil its demand.
For instance, just in Brazil, all hospitals need around 370,000 oxygen cylinders daily. This, in itself, is the most dramatic situation throughout the globe.