Corona Pandemic in India – Bijnor
Dr. Shekhar Solanki is the only doctor on duty in the Corona station in this hospital in Bijnor, a town in India’s most populous Uttar Pradesh state, 180 km east of Delhi. The sick people can only receive a makeshift supply with simple medication and oxygen. Most will not leave this place alive.
Cremation on the holy river
The dead who died of the coronavirus disease are cremated on the banks of the Ganges river near Garhmukteshwar in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India.
COVID-19 Isolation Centre for children
At the children’s isolation ward in east Delhi, children who have a Covid-19 infection have to spend 14 days in isolation in the quarantine ward. Five-year-old Soyri folds her hands in front of her face and presses her eyes tightly together: „I pray to God that Corona will disappear and that everyone will be fine again soon.“ A doctor comes to the ward three times a week and examines the lung functions. In the meantime, nurse Anvy Kumar Prasad takes care of his little patients around the clock. In India, the virus is still out of control. The risk of infection is particularly high in the poor parts of the capital Delhi, in the narrow streets of the slums.