Delhi doctors have issued a stark warning about how the situation could worsen, as patients are tended to in tents on hospital grounds. One doctor described the health crisis as “the worst we have ever seen,” adding that the next two weeks will prove critical for healthcare workers.
Dr Shaarang Sachdev, from the Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital, told Sky News: “The situation is critical right now.
“This pandemic is the worst we have ever seen until now.
“The next two weeks are going to be hell for us.”
He described an overcrowded emergency room containing seven or eight patients with enough supplies for three people.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to take the coronavirus jab and exercise caution as daily figures soar.
Mr Modi said: “We were confident, our spirits were up after successfully tackling the first wave, but this storm has shaken the nation.”
Top virologist Shahid Jameel told LBC: “We still have about two more weeks of this horror.
“But on the other side of this peak infections will not just drop down to zero.