Sunday, April 5, 2020
Moneycontrol carried a modified version of this article at https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/coronavirus-pandemic-an-opportunity-to-overhaul-indias-ailing-healthcare-sector-5079501.html Coronavirus II – Needed an overhaul of medicare: more free testing, more accountability RN Bhaskar The first part of this series appeared at http://www.asiaconverge.com/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-risk-contagion-india/ On the night of 24 March, the prime minister informed...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/covid-19-march-will-soon-become-a-terrifying-sprint-in-india Covid-19 -- the government has been caught swimming naked RN Bhaskar Today is Tuberculosis  (TB) Day.  Unlike coronavirus, where a vaccine has yet to be developed – it could take anywhere between a year to several years – tuberculosis has a...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/coronavirus-pandemic-the-risk-of-a-contagion-in-india-5065321.html Coronavirus confirms government apathy for human lives RN Bhaskar -- March 24, 2020 Testing and more testing is only way to know the extent of the spread of the coronavirus in the country. India is in a lockdown, trying to evade the...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/interviews/how-to-bounce-back-post-coronavirus Using Coronavirus as an opportunity for doing other things March 21, 2020 Everybody’s been talking about Coronavirus and its impact on lives and economies. While India fights the virus, it also needs to strategise on life after the outbreak is over. In...
An edited version of this article appeared at https://www.cnbctv18.com/healthcare/coronavirus-what-india-can-learn-from-singapore-in-fighting-the-disease-5508351.htm Coronavirus: lessons from Singapore RN Bhaskar  --  18 March 2020 India is in various stages of a lockdown.  In many cities and even states, schools and colleges have been closed.  People have...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/coronavirus-nobody-likes-epidemics-but-dont-demonise-countries COVID-19 is a global emergency RN Bhaskar  --  27 February, 2020 All epidemics are terrifying, as they defy man’s capabilities -- of how to cope with them, even if temporarily. They frighten both common folk as well as health administrators. It is...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/fpj-initiatives/the-government-is-destroying-indias-milk-industry Bypassing NDDB in milk imports will cripple the industry RN Bhaskar  --  17 February 2020 The trade is clamouring for import of milk power.  They say that production of milk has not been as much as had been expected this and...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/analysis/the-many-ways-to-rig-numbers When there are more Aadhaar cards than even the populations of states RN Bhaskar --  13 February 2020 On February 6, Sanjay Dhotre, minister of state for Electronics and IT, informed the Rajya Sabha (reply to Unstarred question No.527 which enquired...
A modified version of this article appeared at https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/budget-2020-fm-sitharaman-proposes-doubling-milk-processing-capacity-by-2025-but-is-it-feasible-4933011.html Budget2020 - Milk Processing: The government’s arithmetic concerning udders should give you the shudders RN Bhaskar – 11 Feb 2020 “To build a seamless national cold supply chain for perishables, inclusive of milk, meat...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/economy/budget-2020-what-about-coastal-economic-zones-waterways-and-coastal-shipping-4897251.html/amp Budget2020: The silence surrounding Bharatmala, CEZ  waterways and coastal shipping? RN Bhaskar  --  3 Feb 2020 Inland Waterways received a boost in the last five years. The JalVikasMargon National Waterway‐1 will be completed. Further, the 890 Km Dhubri‐Sadiya connectivity will be...