101 East

India’s COVID Warriors

Through a year of filming, 101 East reveals how India’s frontliners are battling with the surge in COVID infections and deaths amid dire shortages of hospital beds and oxygen.

People are dying at the gates of New Delhi’s overwhelmed hospitals. Inside, patients beg for oxygen as, increasingly, tanks run empty.

Across the city, crematoriums and burial grounds are overwhelmed.

But as COVID-19 wreaks a deadly path across India, front-line heroes continue to show up for work, putting themselves and their families at great risk in this unprecedented crisis.

With rare access to one of Delhi’s busiest hospitals, over the course of a year, 101 East follows the nurses and doctors doing whatever they can to save lives and the gravediggers determined to treat those who succumb to the virus with dignity.