The best and the most compassionate people in the world have chosen to leave India, an influential group of Indian scientists has said.
The ‘We are the Best and the Most Compassionate’ group of scientists from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have said they would like to “get out of the country and live abroad”.
The group includes a number of Indian scholars and scientists including Dr Sudhir Jha, who has been leading the charge to reverse the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) since it broke out in India.
“We are now the only ones who are trying to get out of India,” Dr Jha told a news conference on Thursday.
“Our aim is to get us out of this country, but the problem of COVID-1999 is still there, so we need to find a way out,” he said.
Dr Jha has said India is now in a state of emergency as the virus continues to spread and has not had a good winter so far.
He said there is a shortage of beds, as the government has been unable to find enough doctors to provide free treatment to people with COVID.
India has been hit by the coronaviruses coronaviral diseases since 2009 and coronaviremia (CVD) is the second-highest cause of death after heart disease.
Dr Vijay Naidu, the chief scientific officer of the World Health Organization (WHO), said India’s efforts were “not only good but also a positive step”.
“It is a step towards reducing the number of deaths from COVID,” he told a press conference.
“The Indian government has done a good job to prevent deaths in the country, and it is a good example of a country doing something good.”
“We will continue to do our best to reduce the number and the severity of deaths in India,” he added.