India’s hospitals buckle under record Covid surge – BBC News

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    India’s healthcare system is buckling as a record surge in Covid-19 cases puts pressure on hospital beds and drains oxygen supplies.

    Families are left pleading for their relatives who are desperately ill, with some patients left untreated for hours.

    On Friday India reported 332,730 new cases of coronavirus, setting a world record for a second day running. Deaths were numbered at 2,263 in 24 hours.

    Dr Ramanan Laxminarayin, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy in Delhi told the BBC the system was on the verge of collapse and had already collapsed in many places.

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