Everyone is battling coronavirus in
India, except the state
Everyone is battling coronavirus in India, except the state on Business Standard. Pandemic is a reminder of
why even a dynamic private sector needs a state that can support its efforts.
Covid 19 News For decades, India’s southern states of Kerala and
Tamil Nadu have been better run than their northern counterparts. In
recent weeks, they’ve set up elaborate systems of online triage to sort
out Covid-19 cases and minimize the burden on hospitals.
Even the financial capital Mumbai, epicenter of the latest variant, has
established war rooms in each municipal ward, manned by public-
school teachers, to triage patients and tell them where to go and what to
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While it took too long to increase the number of hospital beds, at least
the local government is allotting those beds to the neediest. Perhaps
residents of Mumbai feel less abandoned; certainly, that city seems to
have turned a corner in the past fortnight.
In Delhi, by contrast, whether you and your loved ones live or die still
largely depends on who’s in your phone book. This is unfair to all of us,
but particularly unfair to those who are from historically excluded
religions, castes and classes...Read more.
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