The unseen cost of covid’s long shadow on India8 min read . Updated: 24 Jun 2021, 12:51 AM IST
- The pandemic has edged out many routine yet critical health procedures; even child vaccinations have stalled.
- Another round of interminable delay in treatment, or limited treatment, could be catastrophic for those suffering from cancer, heart disease, and other neurological and renal ailments.
NEW DELHI : The second wave of the pandemic might have ebbed, but Ritu Garg, a Gurugram-based doctor, has had no respite. “People are now coming in with diseases like cancer at an advanced stage, uncontrolled diabetes, heart ailments, and more," said Garg, zonal director at Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI).
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