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coronavirus: Ignoring pressure and sparse knowledge, doctors think on their feet to valiantly battle a wily virus

Doctors and nurses wearing PPE suits look after a Covid-19 patient at the intensive care unit of Sharda Hospital in Greater Noida.


While the Covid-19 outbreak has overwhelmed the healthcare system across the country, doctors, in particular, have been under tremendous stress, taking on an enemy they know little about. With each passing day, as they encounter new aspects of the virus, they fight back by trying out various treatments and sharing their findings about how patients are responding.

Every day around 10 in the morning, members of the task force at the Fortis Hiranandani Hospital in Vashi, Navi Mumbai, gather in the auditorium to share updates on Covid-19 patients in the hospital and deliberate on next course of action. The task force comprises senior doctors including a physician, an intensivist, a cardiologist, a nephrologist, a microbiologist, and a radiologist. It also includes a few senior members from the

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