Nachiket Mor, PhD (Visiting Scientist, The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health)
The truth is that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a lot of us to gain a great deal of public health knowledge in a short amount of time. This has its advantages and disadvantages.
Given the easy portability and greater affordability of other means of oxygen delivery, focusing only on ventilators during the Covid-19 outbreak would be like missing the forest for the trees.
The family/community doctor is an institution in India: from cold and cough to broken bones and chronic diseases, this doctor often advises entire families on a range of health issues.
Covid-19: As far as possible, healthcare to the elderly should be provided at home. Evidence from other countries has shown there is a higher chance of getting the infection in a hospital setting where there is an influx of coronavirus patients.
Coronavirus (Covid-19): There are several public health tools and ideas that could give India another leg-up in its fight against COVID-19. Here’s a look at four such ideas.