Adnan Abidi

Doctors scale rockslides, invoke gods to vaccinate Himalayan villages

Sep 24 2021

MALANA, India To visit the Indian village of Malana deep in the Himalayas, a COVID-19 vaccination team scrambled over a landslide that blocked the road the day before, scaled a retaining wall and then began a three-hour trek down and up a river valley. | Video

After COVID-19, 'black fungus' robs some in India of their eyesight

Jul 01 2021

Saheb Rao Shinde's family thought the worst was over when the 65-year-old recovered from COVID-19 last month at his home in western India. But a few weeks later, the revenue-stamp vendor lost sight in one eye.

Man with 39 wives, head of 'world's largest family', dies in India

Jun 16 2021

NEW DELHI A 76-year-old man who had 39 wives and 94 children and was said to be the head of the world's largest family has died in north east India, the chief minister of his home state said. | Video

Homecoming to Israel for 'lost' Jews in India delayed by COVID-19

Jun 03 2021

NEW DELHI More than 100 Jews from India's northeastern Manipur state have had to delay plans to emigrate to Israel as family members fell ill with COVID-19 and were placed in quarantine in New Delhi. | Video

Indian villagers turn to unlicensed clinics as COVID spreads to the countryside

May 22 2021

PARSAUL VILLAGE, India An Indian former hospital worker with no medical education is running a small unlicensed clinic, tending to patients with breathing difficulties and checking their oxygen levels as they lie on cots on the mud floor.

Volunteers collect unclaimed ashes of India's COVID-19 dead for final farewell

May 11 2021

New Delhi Volunteer Ashish Kashyap carefully shovels the ashes of India's unclaimed COVID-19 dead from a large pile into sacks at Nigambodh ghat crematorium in Delhi, where the pyres have been burning round-the-clock because of a surge of deaths.

Delhi's popular autorickshaws become COVID-19 ambulances

May 06 2021

NEW DELHI It's not the most conventional way to get to hospital, but with Delhi running short of ambulances, authorities have turned some of the city's ubiquitous three-wheeled autorickshaws into makeshift ambulances to ferry COVID-19 patients.

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