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India’s Covid crisis: Rural hospitals unable to cope as virus spreads
May 8, 2021 - 10:56 am

As people move from lockdowns in India’s big cities to rural areas, Covid-19 continues to spread.

But rundown local hospitals and health centres are unable to cope with a crisis that they were never equipped for.

BBC India correspondent Yogita Limaye has been inside one to uncover the conditions that patients are facing.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-india-57029452

Source: BBC

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