Indian hospital treats COVID patients in ambulances

"A team of two juniors, one post graduate, and one senior doctor are assessing them in the ambulance itself," said dean of Rajiv Gandhi Hospital, Dr. Theranirajan on Wednesday (May 05), "to prevent deaths in the ambulances."

India reported a record 412,262 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and a record 3,980 daily death toll, as a second wave of infections swamps the health system and spreads from cities into the vast countryside.

COVID-19 infections in the world's second most populous nation have surged past 21 million, with a death toll of 230,168.

With hospitals scrabbling for beds and oxygen in response to the surge in infections, the World Health Organization said in a weekly report that India accounted for nearly half the coronavirus cases reported worldwide last week and a quarter of the deaths.