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India's Covid crisis: Your questions answered

India's Covid crisis: Your questions answered
We put your questions about the severity and handling of the coronavirus crisis in India to experts.

Yogita Limaye, BBC India correspondent, answers: In 2018, India's spending on healthcare was 1.Reuters p image captionThe hospitals in India are overwhelmed with patients needing treatment during the crisis Yogita Limaye, BBC India correspondent, answers: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he held three meetings on Tuesday to discuss ways to scale up oxygen capacities and medical infrastructure.image captionWorshippers at a temple in Wembley in London, UK prayed for India as it faces a deadly wave of infections James Gallagher, BBC health and science correspondent, answers: The population of India is in excess of one billion.Reuters p image captionIndia's vaccination programme started in mid-January Yogita Limaye, BBC India correspondent, answers: India has administered just under 150 million doses of vaccine.

" James Gallagher, BBC health and science correspondent answers: It is unlikely to have a major impact, because the UK has massively overbought vaccines to the tune of 500 million doses.Getty Images Top Indian Covid vaccine makers SII Covishield, Novavax Bharat Biotech Covaxin, CoraVax Biological E Johnson & Johnson Zydus Cadila ZyCoV-D Hetero Biopharma Sputnik V Dr Reddy's Lab Sputnik V Source: Media reports James Gallagher, BBC health and science correspondent, answers: One reason people are dying in India is the number of cases has overwhelmed the ability of some hospitals to treat them.

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