Tokyo – It is claimed that the health systems in Japan, busy organising the Olympics, have crumbled in the new wave of Coronavirus. The number of Coronavirus cases is increasing rapidly in Osaka, the number two city in Japan; there is a shortage of beds and ventilators. Nearly 600 new Coronavirus cases are being reported from capital Tokyo; the hospital capacities are falling short. Against this background, the Japanese health fraternity is making a persistent demand that the Olympics competitions scheduled to be held in Japan in June should be cancelled.
A few days ago, the World Health Organisation had issued a serious warning that the second year of the pandemic will be more lethal and dangerous. The deteriorating condition in Japan is endorsing the warning. Japan could successfully counter three waves of the pandemic. But now, the rapidly increasing number of Coronavirus cases in the fourth wave has taken its toll on the health systems.
More than 12,000 deaths and more than 700,000 Coronavirus cases have been reported from Japan. 2.124 deaths have been reported only from Osaka, followed by Tokyo, where 2,000 deaths have been reported. The highest number of Coronavirus cases, more than 150,000, have been reported from capital Tokyo, followed by Osaka with 98,000 cases.
8,199 new cases have been reported from the city of Osaka in the last week. Local sources informed that this is five times the cases reported in the past.
Only 14% of the active Coronavirus cases have been able to access hospital beds and other facilities in Osaka. Out of these, 300 patients are said to be in critical condition. It is said that other patients are forced to accept Home Isolation and other options.
The University Hospital in Osaka informed that there is a shortage of ventilators and medicines in many hospitals. Doctors and the medical staff are under tremendous pressure, given the increasing patient numbers, and fears are being expressed that there could be a shortage of medical personnel in the coming times.
Against this background, the opposition has started for the Olympics, from the doctors in Tokyo and Osaka. The vaccination figure in Japan stands at a mere 2%. In this scenario, the doctors express concerns that if foreign crowds come into Japan for the Olympics. Japan may face another wave of Coronavirus pandemic.