27 Apr 2021

Covid cases drive India's healthcare system to breaking point

From First Up, 5:06 am on 27 April 2021

We begin in India where they've recorded upwards of 300-thousand new cases of Covid-19 for the past five days in a row, pushing the healthcare system to breaking point. More than 350-thousand new cases were reported on Sunday alone. There is a catastrophic shortage of oxygen and beds in the country's hospitals so people are being forced to wait for treatment on the streets outside of clinics ... a wait which in many cases has been fatal. Our producer Matthew Theunissen spoke with our correspondent in New Delhi, Ishan Garg.