Holistic view of the crisis and scaling up capability – How India cushioned the impact of COVID

When the pandemic reached India, many have shivered thinking of the impact, for India’s healthcare system is often termed ‘rickety’ and access is considered uneven. However, almost 5 months into the pandemic and probably some more to go, India has managed it well – for every 1 lakh population, the coronavirus cases in India is 30.04 against the global average of 114.67. Besides, it has a lower mortality rate than the rest of the world.

Doctors and healthcare leaders speaking at the ‘Gratitude Weenike air max 95s custom baseball jersey nike air max 95 womens nike air max 270 buffalo bills how to use sex toys jordan 1 sale adidas yeezys nfl fantasy football nike air jordan 11 cool grey best wig outlet air jordan 3 super bowl 2023 logo human hair wigs k – A Tribute to Health Guardians’ by Integrated Health and Wellbeing (IHW) Council opined that the credit goes to all-round preparation and scaling up capabilities in time to address the crisis. “We have observed that the problems faced by people are more non-medical in nature and included social and economic problems which have made mental health an important factor in our fight against COVID. We anticipated it early on and were asked to prepare a helpline for psycho-social issues – this helpline has received 7.5 lakh calls from all over India till now. Our government has been fairly responsive and timely action by the health department responding to COVID and psycho-social distress helped a lot. In future, lifestyle measures will become important to overcome the pandemic,” says Dr B. N. Gangadhar, Director, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru.

Busting the myth that smaller cities are struggling to cope with the pandemic, Prof. Nitin M Nagarkar, Director, AIIMS Raipur says, “We have 600 COVID admissions so far and the first case came on 18th March. We made sure that everyone working for COVID patients worked as a team, including doctors, housekeeping staff, security personnel and even who served food to the patient. We have a 200-bed COVID facility and a viral research and diagnostic (VRD) lab where we have conducted 60,000 tests, about 1000-1200 tests daily. We have conducted deliveries and all other processes on COVID patients and are currently admitting 150-170 patients, both COVID and non-COVID daily.”