Lack of Tests & Ventilators: How Rural India is Facing Covid Surge
Although the number of covid cases maybe showing a decline in some of the worst-affected cities, numbers from rural areas are indicating a spike in cases.
There there are several factors contributing to the worsening situation. Reluctance over testing, lack of awareness of Covid norms, migration from urban areas to rural villages, insufficient and inaccessible healthcare facilities — a dangerous combination of all these factors is leading upto an emerging covid crisis in the rural areas now.
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Host and Producer: Shorbori Purkayastha
Harshit from UP's Sitapur district,
Somu Anand from Bihar's Saharsa District
Seema Buckshee who's coordinating relief work to rural areas from Mumbai
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