17 June, 2021

‘India Must Nationalise Healthcare, At Least Temporarily’

A paediatric haematologist, Dr Ajay Vora brings an insider’s perspective to Britain’s ‘surge planning’. A conversation with Sunil Menon

‘India Must Nationalise Healthcare, At Least Temporarily’
outlookindia.com
2021-05-07T13:52:12+05:30

Britain is preparing for a Covid surge in late summer, with a planned, calibrated ­approach. Having practised under the National Health Service (NHS) for 30 years, Dr Ajay Vora brings an insider’s ­perspective to Britain’s ‘surge planning’. A paediatric ­haematologist with the Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, an institution with a storied past, he is in conversation with Sunil Menon:

An advisory has gone out to all medical establishments in Britain to prepare for a Covid surge in late summer. What’s the specific projection?

The modelling assumes an increase in infections as res­trictions are lifted in a stepwise way, according to a roadmap that started in early April—children returning to school, all non-essential stores being open, restaurants and pubs being able to serve food and drink outdoors. From May 17, restaurants and pubs will be allowed to serve meals and drinks indoors, and people can meet in groups of six from three...

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