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Restructuring Indian Public Health Systems - Short and Medium Term Goals

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Abstract

Lockdown, either partially or fully, has become an unavoidable drastic step to contain the surge of cases and deaths due to coronavirus. The poor are affected more in comparison to the rich and upper middle class, both by the virus and the lockdown. The administration both at state and district level are pre-occupied with the compliance of lockdown guidelines, ensuring law and order, gathering information and reporting to higher authorities and the health department is engrossed in saving lives and minimising complications of the Covid-19 illness. In this presentation the author brings out short medium and long term measures required to combat a health disaster.

About the Speaker

DR K R Antony is a Paediatrician by profession and an Independent monitor, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Formally he served as an Health and Nutrition specialist for UNICEF and as the Director State Health Resource Center, Chhattisgarh. He was also the President, Public Health Resource Network, India. DR Antony is a prolific writer in public health and has regularly published in various renowned Journals and Newspapers viz Economic and Political Weekly, The Hindu, Deccan Herald, The Wire etc. He is an alumnus of St. John’s Medical College (Batch 1973) and has completed his Diploma in Child Health (DCH) and Diploma in Tropical Child Health (DTCH) from United Kingdom.


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