Wider Image: Last doctor standing: Pandemic pushes Indian hospital to brink
Armed security personnel stand guard as Dr. Kumar Gaurav, 42, a medical professor and consultant psychiatrist who has been named the top official at Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College and Hospital during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, despite being one of its most junior consultants, speaks to his colleagues on the emergency ward of Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, in Bhagalpur, Bihar, India, July 27, 2020. The guards are there to protect him from the relatives of patients, including those suffering from COVID-19. The relatives keep barging into the wards, even the ICU, to stroke and feed their loved ones, often without wearing even the flimsiest of masks as barriers against the novel coronavirus. "If we stop them, they get angry," Gaurav says. "They want to give homemade meals to their patients, and some even want to massage their patients. And they are taking the infections from our ICUs to the other people in the society." REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui SEARCH "BHAGALPUR HOSPITAL COVID-19" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.