Most Indians needed clout and connections to get Covid ICU beds in recent months

Most Indians needed clout and connections to get Covid ICU beds in recent months
Ananya Bhattacharya
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As India’s Covid crisis worsens, getting a hospital bed is becoming a stroke of luck for many. In the last 45 days, over 55% of Indians had to use connections and clout to get a covid ICU bed, according to a survey of over 17,000 citizens across 309 districts by community-led social media platform LocalCircles. A meagre 13% of those who needed a Covid ICU bed were able to get it through the routine process.