India’s coronavirus patients face desperate journeys to find oxygen supplies and hospital beds

May 10, 2021 | INVESTING

When Neelam Mehta took her 82-year-old mother to the doctor in New Delhi last week, her coronavirus symptoms were mild but her oxygen saturation had dropped below healthy levels.

The doctor advised Neelam, 52, to find an oxygen cylinder and admit her mother to hospital immediately. That would mean travelling, though, as there were no available beds in the Indian capital.

“You will waste valuable time trying to find a bed here,” the doctor said. “A better option is to put her in the car and…

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