At a time when Covid cases were spiking in other cities, Bengaluru had only 1,700 cases by June 25, but in mid-July, it’s all set to touch the 30,000 mark. From being a role model in Covid-19 management, Bengaluru has turned into a dreaded city where patients are desperately waiting for ambulances and hospital beds. There is complete disconnect between Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and other government agencies on Covid containment. BBMP brass spent more time discussing data and turning a deaf ear to frontline health personnel. Ground staffs were fatigued and not much was done to motivate them.