The pandemic has exposed India’s creaky healthcare system, abysmally low public spending and skewed priorities when it comes to addressing the challenges of infectious diseases. It also laid bare the gaping holes in the 125-year-old Epidemic Diseases Act, which is devoid of provisions for the management of a Covid-like national health emergency. Learning lessons from […]
Hyderabad: Instead of the traditional three-level healthcare system that comprises primary, secondary and tertiary medical facilities, Telangana’s unique five-level healthcare system with a special focus on preventive care and super-specialty facilities, mooted by Chief Minister, K Chandrashekhar Rao, has yielded positive results. Thanks to sustained funding and focus on ensuring efficient implementation of the five-levels […]
Amaravati: Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Monday said that the healthcare system in Andhra Pradesh involved feeling the pulse of the people with preventive and curative measures and the outreach percolating to micro level. Participating in a group discussion on `Future-proofing Health Systems’ at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on the day, […]
The fact is that oxygen concentrators/cylinders cannot reach every nook and corner of the country and hospitals with their own oxygen-generating infrastructure can only supply oxygen to critical patients in this dire situation.