Indian Govt’s Commendable Response to COVID-19 Crisis
Despite the availability of designated COVID beds in government hospitals, people began crowding the private hospitals, and some managements used the unusual spike in demand to charge exorbitant advance deposits.
The establishment of steering committees with representatives from both the public and private sector helped. The private hospitals appreciated the uniformity in communication and instructions given by the state and central governments as well as the ICMR.
Which other country could electrify a single line of authority to start performing, flowing from the centre to the states to the districts — and down to the entire medical and health formations across megapolises like Delhi and Mumbai, the state capitals and cities, spreading to 730 districts and 5000 blocks?
The Rs 50 lakh insurance for dying in harness was announced by the prime minister early enough, and the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 was amended through an…