As people move from lockdowns in India’s big cities to rural areas, Covid-19 continues to spread.
But rundown local hospitals and health centres are unable to cope with a crisis that they were never equipped for.
BBC India correspondent Yogita Limaye has been inside one to uncover the conditions that patients are facing.
Opioid epidemic in one chart – correlation conflated with causation
There is no cause-and-effect relationship between prescribing and overdose mortality. But millions of patients are being denied safe and effective pain care.
Seniors over age 62 are prescribed opioids for pain three times more often than youth under age 19. But youth have overdose rates three times higher than seniors. No medical model can explain these demographics.
Source: Richard A Lawhern, PhD, Patient Advocate