With India facing the second wave of pandemic, the health infrastructure and medical system is struggling to keep up. There has been a strain on medical resources, and several people on social media have been amplifying SOS calls of patients who need hospital beds, or COVID drugs such as Remdesivir or Tocilizumab. Last week, Kusha Kapila had tweeted that her uncle needed two doses of Tocilizumab injection urgently, and was in a critical condition. She has now shared that he passed away shortly after that and that they never received the medicine.
Kusha Kapila had shared that despite being an influencer who has such wide reach, she was unable to get the medicine. She couldn’t imagine what people without social media reach or help were going through. Today, she tweeted that her uncle passed away shortly after, and that they never received the medicine. “my uncle who needed Tocilizumab a week ago passed away shortly after. Cardiac arrest. We never received the said medicine. It was today after a week we were able to share the news with his wife, brother and sister in law because all three of them were critical at that time,” she wrote.
Kusha Kapila further added, “please don't believe anything that suggests that our country is better prepared for the second wave. We are not. Covid is playing musical chairs at this point and I am confused, shocked and frankly terrified of this unpredictable virus.”
please don't believe anything that suggests that our country is better prepared for the second wave. We are not. Covid is playing musical chairs at this point and I am confused, shocked and frankly terrified of this unpredictable virus.— Kusha Kapila (@KushaKapila) April 27, 2021
Last week when Kusha Kapila had been asking for any leads on where she would find Tocilizumab injection, she found out that it was being sold in the black market for a staggering amount. “just received a tip that Tocilizumab is available for INR 2,20,000 today in the black market in Delhi. FOR ONE DOSE! Shame on whoever is trying to profit off people's tragedies. this needs urgent attention. Who do we hold accountable? This is so frustrating,” she had written. ALSO READ: Karan Wahi Says ‘Beware Of Remdesivir Fraud’ While Sharing How To Identify Fake Packages Of COVID Drug; Rithvik Dhanjani, Mahhi Vij Are Appalled
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