PANEL DISCUSSION Doctors’ Panel: COVID-19 Challenges and Solutions in the Indian Perspective May 6, 2021 6 PM – 7 PM IST
Doctors’ Panel: COVID-19 Challenges and Solutions in the Indian Perspective
May 6, 2021
6 PM – 7 PM IST
Visiting Faculty, Kautilya
Former Executive Editor, NDTV
About the event
India’s deadly Covid-19 second wave has devastated big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow and Pune. Hospitals and crematoriums have run out of space, and funerals are taking place in car parks. The pandemic has now firmly gripped many smaller cities, towns and villages as well, where the devastation is largely under-reported.
Mass deaths due to oxygen supplies running out and lack of beds in Government and private hospitals, and acute shortage of medicines have become common in Delhi – the worst affected city in India – but similar accounts are now coming in from smaller cities and towns across the country.
While, on one hand, the Government has to ensure a successful rollout and coverage of the vaccines, on the other mechanisms and policies must be put in place to curb the hysteria, and health and safety violations.
The Doctors’ Panel had a debate on this health gap and how to address it.
‘Let’s Talk Policy’ is a panel discussion series initiated by Kautilya School of Public Policy, that brings forth a select group of panellists, sharing differing views on key issues of national and global relevance, and building the dialogue into a conversation for the student community.
The series aims to unravel major themes around democracy, politics, and human rights, and explore the challenges and rewards of implementing practices. We aim to create a cohesive platform and call on thematic experts to foster a healthy dialogue around the most-pressing issues.
About the panellists
- Young Indians, passionate about bringing about positive change and building India
- Those aspiring to build a career in public life, public policy and administration, social sector, media, journalism and communications, politics, and other related fields
- Academicians, researchers and journalists working in or following the fields mentioned above
- Those in the medical and healthcare sectors who have a perspective on the currently unfolding Covid-19 crisis in India, and are keen to hear from the experts