How covid-19 response disrupted health services in rural India4 min read 24 Apr 2020, 01:10 PM IST
Rural provision of health services declined in February and crashed in March, affecting everything from BCG immunisation to treatment for acute cardiac emergencies, official data shows
India could find itself in an acute health crisis over the next few months and the direct cause of it will not be the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Hundreds of thousands of children might already have missed vital immunizations, shows a Mint analysis of the latest health ministry data. Thousands of adults may have missed potentially life-saving medical treatment as the novel coronavirus epidemic spread and a lockdown came into force.
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