Cyclone Yaas is set to turn into a “very severe cyclonic storm” on east coast, likely to come ashore near the border between Odisha and West Bengal states early on Wednesday.
The South Asian country's underfunded healthcare system is under severe strain, with fatal shortages of beds, drugs and oxygen leaving some to die awaiting treatment in long queues outside hospitals in capital New Delhi and other cities.
Despite India's status as the "pharmacy of the world", government healthcare systems have been crumbling due to a lack of critical medical supplies.
The fire at a hospital in the outskirts of Mumbai occurred two days after 24 coronavirus patients on ventilators died due to an oxygen leak in a hospital in Maharashtra state.
At least 24 patients died in western India’s Nashik when their oxygen supply was interrupted by a leakage. Deaths come as government hospitals in New Delhi report only having enough oxygen to last another eight to 24 hours.
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