NEW DELHI—For a lot of international locations, battling the coronavirus has been a sprint to carry bacterial infections less than control, then a battle to keep it that way. In India, it has turned out to be a marathon.

No just one is familiar with that improved than Dr. Santhosh Kumar, a 48-calendar year-outdated infectious disease specialist who dealt with some of the country’s initially bacterial infections back again in February. He is even now battling the virus, these days making a 10,000-robust corps of wellbeing-treatment workers and volunteers in southern India to tackle nonetheless yet another wave of bacterial infections.