Watch | Glucose Drips Hanging from Neem Trees, COVID Patients Underneath: UP Village's Makeshift Hospital

With hospitals shutting doors and authorities missing in action, patients lie in the shade of a neem tree with glucose bottles hanging from its branches thinking that it will improve their oxygen levels.

In Uttar Pradesh’s Mewla Gopalgarh village, roughly 70 kilometres from the national capital of New Delhi, a makeshift hospital has emerged for COVID-19 patients as well as for people complaining of COVID-19 symptoms as they struggle to find a bed in hospitals, both government and private.

After The Wire first reported on the issue, local government officials organised a testing and sanitisation drive in the village and provided treatment to the patients.