Dying in Isolation

Without hospital beds or medical support, Delhi resident dies during home quarantine

25 April 2021
shahid tantray for the caravan
shahid tantray for the caravan

For more than a week, Delhi’s hospitals have been overwhelmed with coronavirus cases. They have run out of beds and oxygen. Two people died at home on 25 April in the neighbourhood of Old Govindpura in northeast Delhi alone. “No one is looking out for any of these people,” Jitender Singh Shunty, a BJP leader and founder of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Seva Dal, said. “We have collected more than 300 dead from their homes. They were shut up in their homes without any treatment, without any help and they died.”

Shahid Tantray is a multimedia reporter at The Caravan. He tweets at @shahidtantray.

Keywords: COVID-19
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