Patients suffer at home as Covid chokes hospitals – BBC News

India is suffering critical shortages of medical equipment and oxygen amid a devastating surge in Covid-19 cases.

With the death toll steadily increasing, families are being forced to find their own oxygen and to wait to cremate their loved ones. Many have turned to the black market, where prices of essential medicines, oxygen cylinders and concentrators have skyrocketed.

Most hospitals in the capital Delhi are full and many of them are refusing new admissions due to the uncertainty over oxygen supply.

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3 thoughts on “Patients suffer at home as Covid chokes hospitals – BBC News

  1. White House Six Ring says:

    This a failure of governance in India. They held mass gatherings and failed to ensure that the oxygen in the country would be able to get to the hospitals. They’ve had at least 12 months to prepare but only 5% of the available oxygen is getting to sick people. India’s fault

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