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India's COVID patients cram
hospitals trying to find care

A patient suffering from COVID-19 receives treatment inside the emergency ward at Holy Family
hospital in New Delhi, India, April 29, 2021. Patients arrived in ambulances and private vehicles,
some gasping for air as their oxygen cylinders ran out.

A COVID patient receives treatment inside the emergency ward at Holy Family hospital.

Patients suffering from COVID-19 receive treatment inside the emergency ward at Holy Family
hospital. The hospital, with a capacity to treat 275 adults, is currently caring for 390.

COVID patients are seen inside the ICU ward at Holy Family Hospital. "It is a devastatingly bad
situation," said Sumit Ray, the head of the ICU. "We have reached the point where crisis is a mild
word."
REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Medical workers are seen inside the ICU ward at Holy Family Hospital. "Someone that should be
in the ICU is being treated in the wards," Ray added. "We are completely full.

Still grieving the loss of her mother, Manika Goel sat at the feet of her husband, who was
wedged between three other patients. Goel's mother, Pooja Gupta, died on Thursday morning.

Manika Goel, a software engineer at Indian IT giant TCS, managed to get hold of oxygen for her
husband amid shortages in the city. Now doctors say he needs a ventilator, and none can be
found.

A patient suffering from COVID-19 is seen inside the emergency ward at Holy Family hospital.
Each day, thousands of Indians search frantically for hospital beds and life-saving oxygen for sick
relatives, using social media apps and personal contacts.

Hospital workers remove the body of a person, who died from COVID-19, the ICU ward at Holy
Family Hospital.

Medical workers tend to a patient suffering from COVID-19 inside the ICU ward at Holy Family
Hospital. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A COVID patient receives treatment inside the emergency ward at Holy Family hospital.
REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A medical worker tends to a COVID patient inside the ICU ward at Holy Family Hospital.
REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Medical workers tend to a COVID patient inside the ICU ward at Holy Family Hospital.
REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A medical worker tends to a COVID patient inside the ICU ward at Holy Family Hospital.
REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

COVID patients receive treatment inside the emergency ward at Holy Family hospital.
REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Medical workers tend to a COVID patient inside the ICU ward at Holy Family Hospital.
REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A medical worker tends to a COVID patient inside the ICU ward at Holy Family Hospital.
REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Medical workers tend to a COVID patient inside the ICU ward at Holy Family Hospital.
REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A COVID patient receives treatment inside the emergency ward at Holy Family hospital.
REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Hospital workers remove the body of a person, who died from COVID-19, from the ICU ward at
Holy Family Hospital. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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