New Delhi: The pandemic has improved the healthcare facilities in India, in terms of preparedness and technology usage. Even a small district hospital has a well equipped ICU now. Healthcare staff are better trained. The Government and states have played an important role. Dr Nitin Kulkarni was addressing Inaugral session of APAC Glocal India Healthcare Conclave organised by APAC News Network on 27-28 August 2020 and attended by 55+ Healthcare Leaders across the country with 1000+ delegates presense.
Detailed text of his address –
In Jharkhand, testing facilities have increased and improved. Although the recovery rate of COVID-19 patients is improving, the pandemic has left us anxious and affected our psychology.
There has been an increase in the number of suicides. In Jharkhand, there are around 2-3 suicide cases recorded per day. They are either from business communities or young adults.
The pandemic has made people adopt technologies which has transformed the education and healthcare system. Now we are experiencing online classes, video consultation of doctors, etc.
We have created a number of apps with NIC which has made the healthcare sector in India more systematic and organised.
We can fight the virus with the change in our behaviour by being more sensible and compassionate. Self care and care for family will help us go a long way.