Chicago Doctors Team Up To Aid India During Its COVID-19 Crisis

Virus Outbreak India
People wearing face masks as a precaution against coronavirus crowd inside a pharmacy to buy medicines in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, April 29, 2021. With India’s surge exploding, people are resorting to medical treatments that have not been approved internationally for COVID-19, causing shortages and booming black markets. Drugs such as hydroxychloroquine, which the WHO has strongly recommended not be used for coronavirus, are being used by desperate patients. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.) / Associated Press
Virus Outbreak India
People wearing face masks as a precaution against coronavirus crowd inside a pharmacy to buy medicines in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, April 29, 2021. With India’s surge exploding, people are resorting to medical treatments that have not been approved internationally for COVID-19, causing shortages and booming black markets. Drugs such as hydroxychloroquine, which the WHO has strongly recommended not be used for coronavirus, are being used by desperate patients. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.) / Associated Press

Chicago Doctors Team Up To Aid India During Its COVID-19 Crisis

India is experiencing the world’s worst COVID-19 outbreak since the pandemic began. Hundreds of thousands of new infections are reported daily. Lacking the necessary hospital beds, oxygen, or other resources to respond, an estimated one million people could die by August.

Reset talks with two local doctors volunteering their time and expertise to help India pull through what many have called a “catastrophe.”

GUESTS: Dr. Sajal Tanna, infectious disease physician, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Vineet Arora, assistant dean, UChicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine; volunteer with India COVID SOS