This week, we are joined by a member of our India office who describes the impact this has had on her family and how “disease and death has become so much a part of the everyday conversation”.

We hear how social media has become an important tool for families desperately searching for a hospital bed.

We also take the discussion closer to home and cover the creeping pressure on primary and secondary care, with some GPs shutting down patient self-referral systems for fear of becoming swamped over the weekend.

Featuring Annabelle Collins, Jasmine Rapson, Dave West and Ritu Sharma, from our India team.

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