India – India’s Response to Corona Virus in 2020

May 12, 2021

India – India’s Response to Corona Virus in 2020

Padmini Arhant

A real legitimate democracy would not bow to tyranny and authoritarian governance. The functional democracy would stand up to power especially goon politics and criminal political class abstaining from responsibility on all matter. Above all, the sane rational democracy would not persistently scape goat individual obligatory to none yet consistently coming to rescue at critical situations. Besides, the educated mature democracy would hold those at the helm of position and authority on public payroll and public funded privileges rather than targeting the one to appease domestic political establishment and their foreign masters, an act brimming with pride and prejudice declared democratic.

Personally, as a believer in averting not allowing disaster there were several warnings and objective assessments provided in this website and sub domains cautioning Indian authorities, leaderships and general public on corona virus impact in India right from the beginning i.e. since the first worldwide lockdown on March 23rd, 2020. In return, Indian political class hired media and terror brigade on you tube and social platform engaged in profanity, abuse, inflammatory and derogatory exchange. Indian political regimes’ objection and diatribe via recruits were predominantly aimed at factual information on this site presenting ground reality in India and urging the nation not to take the pandemic for granted at the onset and throughout 2020.

The following articles published in the entire 2020 sought Indian authorities to be transparent in reporting corona virus cases, casualties and testing that barely reconciled official data. Not to mention, the contradictory government guidelines in the absence of effective economic relief and health care preparedness together with series of lapses in heeding alarming signals resulted in status quo. Indian government and political parties across the spectrum refusing to accept flagrant violations from within holding political rallies and mass gatherings amid pandemic is nothing new. The outburst and reaction from Indian political party and government representatives including those deployed in you tube and other social outlets resigned towards belligerence essentially shooting oneself on the foot. 

The government spokespersons on media claiming the second wave as unpredictable and unexpected turn of virus transmissibility is political evasion. The pandemic pattern established in 2020 with second wave experienced next door in China sharing border with India, the mutant variants detected in U.K., South Africa and Brazil…all in the year 2020 while having attracted world wide attention and concerns could have barely escaped India’s focus. In such eventuality, the lack of initiatives among Indian officials and government to thwart health catastrophe translates to the former could care less leaving the population to fend for themselves as witnessed right now. 

The problem is Indian hypersensitivity to constructive thoughts and analyses to preserve opaqueness ultimately cost phenomenal lives, livelihoods and irreversible damage. The checks and balances are never welcome with accountability regarded necessary for ordinary not extraordinary members in society. The nation could have been spared from horrific health, humanitarian and economic crises with adequate planning, medical procurements and procedures in place. Unfortunately, the national leadership failure and government misplaced priorities on new Parliament construction and Prime Minister palace over citizens’ life and health exacerbating calamity. At regional level like in the most populous northern state Uttar Pradesh the pandemic spreading in epic proportion indiscriminately far and wide in urban and rural areas is a grave scenario. To make matters worse, the state i.e. Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath hard line policy and ignorance proved a deadly combo. 

The articles published in 2020 on this site and sub domain are self-explanatory on tireless efforts made to inform and convey  inevitable health mayhem related to COVID19 in India upon willful neglect in critical arrangements such as medical supplies, equipment, hospital capacity and various dire requirements to combat the pandemic.

India – Corona Virus Response 

Published on March 24, 2020.

https://prakrithi.padminiarhant.com/2020/03/24/india-corona-virus-response/

India – Transparency is Oxymoron – Published on May 9, 2020.

https://prakrithi.padminiarhant.com/2020/05/09/india-transparency-is-oxymoron/

India – Millions Facing Starvation – Published on April 19, 2020.

https://prakrithi.padminiarhant.com/2020/04/19/india-millions-facing-starvation/

Corona Virus Economic Plight – Published on April 15, 2020.

https://prakrithi.padminiarhant.com/2020/04/15/corona-virus-economic-plight/

Corona Virus – Power Grab Update – Published on April 5, 2020.

https://prakrithi.padminiarhant.com/2020/04/05/corona-virus-power-grab-update/

Corona Virus Opportunism – Published on March 23, 2020.

https://prakrithi.padminiarhant.com/2020/03/23/corona-virus-opportunism/

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

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