Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath, neurologist and Professor of the Centre for Neuroscience at the IISc, and a key person in the Genome India Project, speaks to The Indian Express on how lockdown has impacted the ambitious project.
The map matches “time and spatial data, on administrative facilities in the area, transportation and healthcare facilities of an area and summaries, on the fly, in real time of people passing by,” said Jagdeesh Rao, CEO of FES.
Over 150 years later, amid a pandemic and an economic crisis that has rendered several jobless, as state governments such as Gujarat, UP, Madhya Pradesh and others bring in ‘labour reforms’ that, in some cases, have suspended almost all existing labour laws, the historical background of some of these laws provide a useful context.
The Department of Biotechnology, under the Ministry of Health, is the nodal point for all the science-based solutions India is looking for in the battle against COVID-19. Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, speaks to The Indian Express on the road ahead.
“The use of technology in a medical context to monitor the spread of the coronavirus raises concerns about privacy. But using it properly and proportionately will not compromise privacy and can really save lives,” said Shalev Hulio, founder and CEO of the NSO Group.
Robert Yates is an internationally recognised expert on universal health coverage and progressive health financing, who has previously worked as a senior health economist with the WHO. He speaks to The Indian Express.