“Health infrastructure” has increased 45-fold during the pandemic: Centre

What is the News? The Government of India has informed the Supreme Court about the status of India’s Healthcare infrastructure to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. India’s Healthcare Infrastructure Status: India’s Health Infrastructure has increased up to 45-fold to tackle the successive waves of the COVID-19 pandemic. The total cumulative vaccine coverage was 27.23 crore doses… Continue reading “Health infrastructure” has increased 45-fold during the pandemic: Centre

Vaccination policy of India – Issues & Suggestions

Synopsis: The vaccination policy of India should maintain a balance between the achievement of health goals and demands of supply constraints. Introduction  Vaccines are a proven shield against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. They have prevented serious illness and death. A study of data from the UK collected between December 1, 2020, and April 30, 2021, showed that… Continue reading Vaccination policy of India – Issues & Suggestions

PM launches crash-course program to train 1 lakh Covid-19 frontline workers

What is the news? Prime Minister has launched a “customized crash course programme for Covid-19 frontline workers”. About the Crash Course Programme for Covid-19 Frontline Workers Aim: The programme aims to create skilled non-medical healthcare workers to fill the present and future needs of manpower in the health sector. This will be done by providing… Continue reading PM launches crash-course program to train 1 lakh Covid-19 frontline workers

Role of disruptive technologies in improving the health sector

Synopsis: Application of future Digital technologies in the health sector can lead to accessible, affordable, and quality health care. Further, it can reduce human involvement in risky functions. Background Human involvement in diagnosis, treatment, and hospital care of infected patients puts them at greater risk of contracting the disease. For instance, many frontline warriors fighting… Continue reading Role of disruptive technologies in improving the health sector

Achievements of India’s Vaccination Drive

Synopsis: The COVID-19 vaccination drive demonstrates that India has become Atmanirbhar in vaccination campaigns of the future. Introduction: Recently, the Indian Prime Minister talked about the past vaccination campaigns in India. He mentioned that earlier India has to wait for decades to procure vaccines from foreign countries. As they need to complete their vaccination programs… Continue reading Achievements of India’s Vaccination Drive

Issues in Vaccine Procurement Policy

Synopsis: The recent decision of the Centre to solely procure the vaccines for the states has been welcomed by experts and healthcare professionals. However, retaining a 25% quota towards the private sector seems inappropriate and should be reconsidered.   Background: The union government has again taken the responsibility for procuring vaccines for the states under the… Continue reading Issues in Vaccine Procurement Policy

Need for Equity-focused Vaccination Plan in Vaccine Drive

Synopsis: To control the Covid-19 pandemic, India needs an equity-focused vaccination plan and a road map to provide equity and justice in vaccination. Introduction: According to WHO’s strategic advisory group of experts on immunisation, prioritizing socio-demographic groups is essential for universal vaccination. So, an equity-focused vaccination plan is essential for controlling the pandemic. What is… Continue reading Need for Equity-focused Vaccination Plan in Vaccine Drive

Single dose of vaccine can’t control Delta Variant: Global Study on vaccines

Synopsis: The data from clinical trials and post-vaccination study on vaccines shows that the Dominant delta variant of Covid-19 can’t be easily controlled by a single dose of vaccine. The countries must administer two doses of vaccine and should reduce the time gap between them. Background: The WHO has recently given a new classification to… Continue reading Single dose of vaccine can’t control Delta Variant: Global Study on vaccines

India’s response to shocks – 1962 war to COVID pandemic

Synopsis- The article distinguishes between the Center’s reaction to the current pandemic and its responses to shocks in Indian History. Three criteria to analyze Indian government’s response The team The science The organizational innovations put together List of previous shocks and the India’s response First, 1962’s Sino-India War- Response- Defence reform The new defence minister was… Continue reading India’s response to shocks – 1962 war to COVID pandemic

NITI Aayog launches “Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyaan”

What is the news? Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyaan’ has been launched by NITI Aayog and Piramal Foundation. About Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyaan: Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyaan has been launched in 112 aspirational districts. Aim: To assist district administrations in providing home-care support to COVID-19 patients who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.… Continue reading NITI Aayog launches “Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyaan”