Pandemic preparation: It’s time for us to focus on public health3 min read . Updated: 07 Jan 2022, 12:53 AM IST
Policy enablers and funding could turn India into a global hub for innovative healthcare solutions
The covid pandemic has demonstrated how vulnerabilities in the healthcare system can have serious implications on public health, economic progress, government trust and social cohesion. As we felt that the lethality of the pandemic was fading, the second wave ravaged the country last year. In the midst of it all, the healthcare industry had to rise to the occasion with constant innovation, come up with new ways to address needs of the hour and provide patient care. Dependency on healthcare services increased multifold and consumers were quick to adopt digitized services, demonstrating a significant behavioural shift. Pharma research and development (R&D) roared to life in unprecedented ways by developing new drugs, vaccines and tests for covid.
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