Australia’s Indian doctors ask: Could I have made a difference? | Ranjana Srivastava

Australia’s Indian doctors ask: Could I have made a difference? | Ranjana Srivastava

The Guardian

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Death is one thing, but death from a lack of basic care is quite another. For Indians in Australia raw grief is mixed with powerlessness

“Girls, we need Remdesivir. Sir is on a ventilator in intensive care,” says a WhatsApp message.

Our chat group attended the “best” convent in the most backward Indian state of Bihar, where the power was mostly out and the toilets never worked. But we always had one thing going for us: the teachers who treated us like important people, imparting an uncommon self-belief that we carried all the way into adulthood.

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