“I have failed”…said a doctor when he could not save his dear brother as Covid continues marauding and ravaging lives in my country…
Lofty talks of oxygen plants being set up, oxygen trains shuttling between states and provinces, world coming with medical aid to our doorstep while we continue with the ugly dance of democracy and democratic living? Prices of vaccines are becoming a point of national debate and amidst it all, the vaccine maker takes shelter in a foreign land. He says he fears for his life.Yet again we lost two dozen humans for want of oxygen last night along with 4000 others in the country.Its a country of 130 billions.
Voices can be heard, some roaring in dissent, but most others mumbling due to the fear of disloyalty tags… Religion and Ideology, they say is fuelled by good times… And we in the present times are sticklers of which ideology, pray tell me? So do we need it at this hour of crisis?Do we need an IPL cricket match when lives are being lost daily? National Mourning only for the people who ruled from high positions of power and not for the people who are India?
I as a citizen of this country would have found solace and succour in the words, if my Prime Minister had just stepped up onto the dais and said” Yes, it was a mistake to go ahead with the campaigning and the polls, that it was sheer foolhardiness to let the Kumbh congregate and that we were caught unawares by the virus…but I am here, my team is here and I will not allow any more precious lives to be lost…”