Nepal says its Covid response is under control – everyone can see it’s not true

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I’ve watched from the UK as family and friends share increasingly desperate news. Nepal’s leaders have ensured the lack of preparation

Waiting for India’s Covid wave to break over Nepal has been as painful as it was inevitable. Now that it’s happening, this country of 30 million people is even more hapless and unprepared than India seems to have been.

My friend, Dr Rakshya Pandey, a pulmonary care doctor in Kathmandu, says that during her long shifts, the thought sometimes enters her mind: ‘‘Where would I go if I get sick? Where would I take my mother if she gets the virus?”

Related: ‘They knew we weren’t giving oxygen’: a Delhi doctor’s week of horror

Besides ambulances, we hear helicopters now, coming to evacuate the rich

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Written by Subina Shrestha
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/commentisfree/2021/may/11/nepal-says-its-covid-response-is-under-control-everyone-can-see-its-not-true under the title “Nepal says its Covid response is under control – everyone can see it’s not true”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.