Patients 'tied to beds and intubated without sedatives' as COVID crisis worsens in Brazil

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Hospitals in Brazil are being forced to intubate coronavirus patients without sedatives amid critical medicine shortages caused by the country's current outbreak, reports claim.

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Watch: Covid patients share bed at Delhi’s LNJP hospital amid surge in cases
Gasping for air, two men wearing oxygen masks share a bed in a government hospital in India's capital New Delhi, victims of the country's growing COVID-19 crisis. At Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP), one of India's largest COVID-only facilities with more than 1,500 beds, a stream of ambulances ferried patients to the overflowing casualty ward on Thursday. "We are definitely over-burdened. We are already working at full capacity," said the hospital's medical director, Suresh Kumar. From an initial 54 beds, the hospital now has over 300 for COVID-19 patients in critical condition. Even that is not enough. Watch the full video for more details.

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