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Episode 856 May 6, 2020

Why are private hospitals not joining India’s fight against COVID-19?

Private hospitals account for 2/3rd of all hospital beds in India and almost 80 per cent of the available ventilators, and yet they are handling less than 10% of the critical load of COVID-19. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the reasons why private hospitals are not joining in India’s fight against the virus. From the lack of proper protocols and fears of facilities being sealed, to claims of dwindling revenues and the stigma of a ‘COVID’ tag, Prabha Raghavan and Tabassum Barnagarwala join us to unpack these reasons.


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Why are private hospitals not joining India’s fight against COVID-19?Private hospitals account for 2/3rd of all hospital beds in India and almost 80 per cent of the available ventilators, and yet they are handling less than 10% of the critical load of COVID-19. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the reasons why private hospitals are not joining in India's fight against the virus. From the lack of proper protocols and fears of facilities being sealed, to claims of dwindling revenues and the stigma of a 'COVID' tag, Prabha Raghavan and Tabassum Barnagarwala join us to unpack these reasons. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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