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Volunteers provide last resort help in India

DW, 05 May 2021
India recorded 382,315 new infections on Wednesday, according to health ministry data, a day after India reached a grim milestone of becoming the second country to cross 20 million infections. According to the World Health Organization, India accounted for one in four deaths across the world over the last week. The country also reported 46% of the global cases in the past week. As the ferocious second wave continues to batter its healthcare system, a persistent shortage of oxygen is making matters worse. In the capital, many hospitals are taking to Twitter to seek help, and turning away patients over erratic supplies. For weeks now, volunteer groups have been stepping in to fight this oxygen crisis


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