Government authorities in Agra, India, shut down a private hospital in the city on Tuesday after an audio clip surfaced online of the hospital's owner allegedly admitting he conducted a "mock drill" in April in which he cut off the oxygen supply of severely ill patients for five minutes to "find out who will die and who will survive," the Indian Express reported on Wednesday.
‘I can't see a way out of this now,’ said one leading expert
If the month of April was marked by images of endless rows of burning funeral pyres from major Indian cities, the images of floating bodies in the Ganges River near the north Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in May were a grim reminder of the unchecked spread of the virus in rural India where a majority of Indians, without access to basic health care, vaccines or infrastructure, have been fighting the virus.
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Udaan's B2B marketplace is becoming a boon for India's mom-and-pop kirana stores that struggle to connect with sellers in order to stock their shops.
The cartoonist has illustrated the grim reality of the devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.