Spoke to my uncle who works in healthcare (public sector) in Lucknow. He says any data coming out of there is misleading - the real numbers would be staggering. All healthcare workers are exhausted and demotivated. The stories he told me are horrifying - this one doctor who...
saved countless of lives through the pandemic wasn’t able to save his own father. He breathed his last in transit by the time they managed to find a bed.

A young doctor who had served Covid duty almost 22 times in the biggest govt hospital in the last one year, passed away...
due to the virus after battling for his life for days.

He says that entire healthcare sector has completely collapsed. If you get infected you won’t find a doctor, or medicines, or beds. The government has stopped private labs from testing stating that they aren’t following...
the regulations. But what seems a more believable explanation is that private labs have been stopped from testing so that the number of detected cases remains low.

There is a lot of corruption - people are extorting thousands, even lakhs - for medicines, and getting tests...
Getting beds, however, is completely out of the question. Like he says, even the most well-connected doctors can’t find beds for their own families.

It’s our worst nightmare come true in Lucknow right now. And he says he only sees it getting worse... before it can get better.
Found a report on one of the cases I’ve written about in this thread:
And finally a report on what I had written about in this thread 2 days back about private labs being stopped from testing.

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