Mourning and despair at hospitals

  • Relatives and volunteers taking the body of 40-year-old ‘Babul’ back to Barishal for burial from Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 after he lost a 15-day battle to COVID-19. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Relatives and volunteers taking the body of 40-year-old ‘Babul’ back to Barishal for burial from Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 after he lost a 15-day battle to COVID-19. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • ‘Surma’ breaks into tears after the death of her brother Babul from COVID-19 at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    ‘Surma’ breaks into tears after the death of her brother Babul from COVID-19 at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • ‘Surma’ breaks into tears after the death of her brother Babul from COVID-19 at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    ‘Surma’ breaks into tears after the death of her brother Babul from COVID-19 at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Shahnaz Begum had been admitted to a hospital in Savar after suffering a stroke. She was transferred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 after she caught COVID-19 and her condition worsened. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Shahnaz Begum had been admitted to a hospital in Savar after suffering a stroke. She was transferred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 after she caught COVID-19 and her condition worsened. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Shahnaz Begum had been admitted to a hospital in Savar after suffering a stroke. She was transferred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 after she caught COVID-19 and her condition worsened. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Shahnaz Begum had been admitted to a hospital in Savar after suffering a stroke. She was transferred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 after she caught COVID-19 and her condition worsened. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Noor Mohammad gives water to his sister Moyna Begum, a coronavirus patient, inside an ambulance as she awaits admission to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021. The woman from Munshiganj has been suffering from kidney complications for several months. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Noor Mohammad gives water to his sister Moyna Begum, a coronavirus patient, inside an ambulance as she awaits admission to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021. The woman from Munshiganj has been suffering from kidney complications for several months. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Noor Mohammad gives his sister Moyna Begum, a coronavirus patient, a foot massage inside an ambulance as her condition worsens while awaiting admission to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021. The woman from Munshiganj has been suffering from kidney complications for several months. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Noor Mohammad gives his sister Moyna Begum, a coronavirus patient, a foot massage inside an ambulance as her condition worsens while awaiting admission to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021. The woman from Munshiganj has been suffering from kidney complications for several months. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • ‘Manzil’ gives water to his wife Moyna Begum, a coronavirus patient, inside an ambulance as she awaits admission to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021. The woman from Munshiganj has been suffering from kidney complications for several months. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    ‘Manzil’ gives water to his wife Moyna Begum, a coronavirus patient, inside an ambulance as she awaits admission to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021. The woman from Munshiganj has been suffering from kidney complications for several months. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • ‘Moeen’ taking a bag of blood plasma from a friend who had recovered from COVID-19 for his relative at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    ‘Moeen’ taking a bag of blood plasma from a friend who had recovered from COVID-19 for his relative at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi