When will Indian states face a health worker crunch?3 min read 01 Jun 2020, 01:42 PM IST
Maharashtra recently sought doctors from Kerala. Some other hotspot states in the covid-19 battle could also be in dire need of doctors and nurses soon.
On 23 May, Maharashtra wrote to Kerala, requesting extra doctors and nurses for a new covid-19 treatment centre in Mumbai. The worst-hit state in the pandemic, Maharashtra is also one of the few that meet the World Health Organization’s bar of sufficient doctors. The request raised alarm bells, serving a troubling reminder of how covid-19 can disrupt health systems. The question that follows is: when could other states reach a similar stage?
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