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Second surge: The lessons not learnt

Like disaster planning, a permanent task force needs to be on call that can move in quickly to go to war against a pandemic

April 16, 2021 / 08:22 AM IST
Second surge: The lessons not learnt

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One reason that was given when India imposed one of the earliest and most complete lockdowns in the world in March last year was that the healthcare system needed time to put in place capacity to fight the infection. It was something totally new to not just healthcare providers but every section of society. A month into the second wave, horror stories are circulating about shortage of critical care unit beds, ventilators and even oxygen. The stark question that is...

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