India faces an increasing number of severe and widespread pandemic threats.
While it is easy to attribute this to climate change and the spread of virus, there are also the other factors like lack of medical care, limited food supply, poverty and the lack of infrastructure to treat patients.
A study published in the Indian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, has analysed the epidemiological impact of the three major pandemic events.
According to the report, the pandemic in India will be followed by the worst pandemic for the tropics.
This is because it will bring about more intense and long-lasting impacts on health care and food security.
In addition, this event will also bring about an increase in the number of deaths from diarrhoea, pneumonia and coronavirus.
The authors also pointed out that the situation for the country’s rural population is also likely to worsen.
“India has a high population density, with one of the highest rural-urban mobility of any country in the world,” said Dr Akshay Pachauri, Chief Medical Officer, Indian Institute of Tropical Agriculture.
“In addition to the high population in rural areas, we are also in a climate that is conducive to the spread and spread of viruses.
The pandemic will further exacerbate the situation.
In fact, the increase in morbidity and mortality from coronaviral disease will probably lead to a further rise in the deaths and deaths from diseases like pneumonia and diarrhoeal disease.”
Dr Pachaur said the health sector is already suffering due to the loss of public health infrastructure and the consequent poor governance.
“In addition the lack in availability of basic sanitation facilities is also a big problem,” he added.
India has seen a spate of pandemic deaths, mainly in the north, in recent years, but the number is not as high in the tropic.
“The situation is worse in the south,” he said.
“We have seen an increase of cases in the northeast region, but we also have an increase and a decline in the western and central regions.”
We are also witnessing an increase among the poor and the underprivileged,” Dr Pachaura added.”
As the pandemics intensify, we will witness more deaths and more cases in many areas of India.
We are also likely that the trend of death rates in India is also going to be accelerated.
As a consequence, the number and the severity of pandemic-related deaths will continue to rise in India,” he concluded.