As India’s health care system buckled under the weight of a second Covid wave, New Delhi-based fellow Astha Rajvanshi became one of the millions who lost a loved one to the disease. She talks to Dan about scrambling to find oxygen for her aunt and how the government bungled its response to a disaster that may have been avoided.


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Astha Rajvanshi

ICWA Fellow (India, 2020-2022)


Dan Peleschuk

ICWA Managing Editor




From the Field is produced by Dan Peleschuk


Photo credit: Ganesh Dhamodkar, Wikimedia Commons