In Lucknow, Covid-19 overwhelms hospitals, crematoriums
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As India continues to battle the second wave of coronavirus infections, Lucknow, like many other cities, is grappling with oxygen shortage in hospitals.
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Family members of Covid patients queue up to buy oxygen cylinders from registered oxygen suppliers in Lucknow on Friday.
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Oxygen shortage resulted in very long queues at the suppliers of medical oxygen in Lucknow.
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Kin of a patient carry an oxygen cylinder on Friday.
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A patient with her oxygen mask on in the Covid ward of civil hospital in Lucknow on Friday.
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A highest single-day spike of 37,238 Covid-19 cases and 199 deaths on Friday took Uttar Pradesh's infection tally to over 10 lakhs.
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Of the UP's total single-day count, Lucknow reported 5,682 fresh cases, highest among all cities in the state.
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Lucknow recorded 14 deaths on Friday. In pic, Covid patients are being cremated at Baikunthdham cremation ground in Lucknow, Friday.
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According to the family members of the deceased Covid patients, the death toll is rising due to scarcity of medical oxygen which is crucial for coronavirus treatment. In pic, ambulances which bring bodies for cremation queue up along the crematorium in Lucknow.
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Ashes remain after cremation of bodies of Covid patients at Lucknow crematorium, Friday.
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