We are equipped to handle even those patients whose oxygen saturation has dropped to below 70, say organisers
Shanti Sardar, 29, is lying on a bed at the very spot where she comes with her family every autumn to join the crowds in admiring the idols of Goddess Durga and her children. She’s sharing this familiar space with eight strangers, all of whom have tested positive for COVID-19 and are, at the moment, undergoing treatment in this makeshift hospital.
“I miss my two children. One of them is 11 and the other seven. I have never lived without them this long. I specially missed them yesterday — my birthday. Otherwise the stay in this place has been fine. They should be releasing me in a day or two,” said Ms. Sardar, who lives in a slum in Kolkata’s Golf Garden area, barely a 10-minute walk away from the facility, and who tested positive on May 10.
“When not feeling too tired, I keep myself…