Meera Chopra: My cousins didn’t die of Covid, but lack of medical infrastructure

Losing two of her family members in the past 10 days has left actor Meera Chopra sad, disappointed and angry. She blames lack of medical infrastructure in the country for cutting short their life, instead of coronavirus.

“I lost two very close cousins not because of Covid-19 but because the medical infrastructure has totally crumbled down. My first cousin couldn’t get an ICU bed in Bengaluru for almost two days, and the second one died after his oxygen dropped suddenly,” she shares.

Both her cousins were in their early 40’s, and their passing has left behind a deep scar. “It’s so sad and depressing that we couldn’t do anything to save them. I’m in a constant state of fear about what will happen next,” says an anxious Chopra, adding that it feels like “Every life is just slipping out of our hands. You try till your utmost capacity, but still you lose them”.

At the moment, the actor is feeling a sense of “helplessness and uselessness” and a lingering fear of losing “more closed ones”, something which she has never experienced before.