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Rajkot is one of the cities most heavily affected by this Covid-19 wave in India.

`Patients died for reasons beyond my control. Every time someone died during my shift, I told myself to try harder with the next patients,` Jivani shared.

Many healthcare workers in India are exhausted, angry, sleepy, hungry, afraid, hopeless and tired.

According to Jalil Parkar, a respiratory physician at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, the medical team is familiar with Covid-19.

When the epidemic subsided in December 2020, officials, people and medical staff let down their guard.

The bodies of people who died from Covid-19 were cremated in East Delhi last weekend.

India recorded about 347,000 new infections and more than 2,500 deaths on April 25, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 17,306,300 and the number of deaths to 195,116.

At Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi, internist S. Chatterjee, 56, said he was exhausted both physically and mentally.

For the past 10 days, the doctor has only been able to sleep at most four hours a day.

In the past week, Dr. Jivani has received from 200 to 300 calls asking about available hospital beds and where to buy the Covid-19 drug Remdesivir.

Due to oxygen shortage, Rajendra Prasad, neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, said that medical staff had to prioritize which patients were sicker and needed oxygen more.

Even those who served in the war found it difficult.

Having worked in a military hospital in 1999, when the war between India and Pakistan broke out in Kashmir, Ms. Tewari commented: `At this time, hospitals are caught up in a situation similar to wartime.`

According to experts, the number of patients with difficulty breathing and reduced oxygen levels is higher than in the first epidemic.

Joining the fight against Covid-19 after just graduating, an anonymous doctor, 26 years old, in Chennai, said he was ready for challenges, but did not expect political issues.

Doctor Shakti V (real name has been changed) at a major hospital in Chennai tells the story of a couple with Covid-19.

`Every day, the husband asked to see his wife. We were not allowed to take anyone into the intensive care unit, only I was allowed. Every day, I took the husband there in a wheelchair, so he could see his wife through the door.`

Fortunately, both grandparents later recovered.

Doctor exhausted

Dr. Murtuza Ghiya helps a Covid-19 patient lie on his stomach so his lungs can receive more oxygen.

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