On invitation by Societal Action Group of Experts to Combat COVID Calamity in Karnataka (SAGE), I joined few other speakers in this webinar event. In my talk I focused mainly on strengthening primary health care and social determinants of health. Given a wider audience, I anchor my presentation within a wider systemic view of public health and health systems, a perspective often lost in framing most recommendations.Continue reading
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Tele-triage of patients in cities
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Given the sudden crowding of hospitals that can overwhelm the system, one of the first difficulties being seen by city health systems is the need to determine who can be safely guided to manage their recovery at home, and who … Continue reading
Moving COVID-19 control from governments to communities
This is an edited version of an op-ed for a newspaper that did not see the light of day. Some of the ideas expressed may be dated given the rapidly evolving nature of COVID-19, but the op-ed was addressing the nationally applied lockdown situation prevalent then. The central “dogma” though of moving action from a central State to communities applies across national, urban, district and other settings. Updated with links to other talks and stories as well.
“And from making the cure of the disease more grievous than the endurance of the same, Good Lord, deliver us”.Sir Robert Hutchison
COVID-19 preparedness in rural settings
Preparedness checklist for rural primary health care settings