Sunday, July 12, 2020
https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/coronavirus-in-india-maharashtra-emerges-as-a-state-that-does-not-care-much-about-peoples-health Coronavirus has taught Maharashtra that spending on health makes sense, and promoting slums doesn't RN Bhaskar – 8 April 2020 As the coronavirus epidemic continues its rampage across India, it becomes clear that Maharashtra has been the worst affected. But that should...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/business/amid-coronavirus-lockdown-govt-stresses-on-need-to-exempt-transport-of-all-agriculture-products-from-restrictions Covid-19 Firefighting on the agriculture front RN Bhaskar – 8 April 2020 The central government has moved swiftly to contain what could be both a humanitarian disaster and a political blunder.  On 3 April, Ajay Bhalla, home secretary, government of India wrote...
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/coronavirus-pandemic-slums-are-new-hotspots-that-can-ravage-cities-5090381.html Coronavirus: the epidemic could easily ravage cities through its many slums RN Bhaskar  --  31 March, 2020 Last week, the government of Maharashtra formally acknowledged a new problem – slums (https://www.mumbailive.com/en/civic/coronavirus-spreads-to-mumbai-slums-and-chawls-in-ghatkopar-kalina-and-patel-as-4-patients-test-positive-for-covid19-47281). Coronavirus which had spread among the relatively affluent had now...
https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/amid-the-coronavirus-outbreak-heres-indias-toughest-question-can-indias-slum-dwellers-follow-a-lockdown Covid-19: India’s agony of slums RN Bhaskar  - March 28, 2020 The sins of the past are to be heaped on the present.  And nothing could be more frightening than slums – both for people outside and for those trapped inside. ...
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...