“No beds”: Indian hospitals struggle to secure more oxygen amid COVID crisis




India’s COVID surge is getting worse. There were 400,000 new cases on Saturday — and a stream of critical cases arriving at hospitals already over full.

Everywhere, there is a shortage of oxygen. In the hospitals, and on the street, where family members line up for an hour to refill tanks for patients at home. A Sikh temple in East Delhi even set up curbside oxygen for the very sickest.

Like Abu Sadat, whose brother is doing what he can until he can find hospital care.

“No beds,” he said. He’s been looking for more than a week. 

As funeral pyres burn day and night, Indians are both devastated and furious.

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