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Covid-19 crisis: Health infra still a fight two months after lockdown

Rough estimates suggest a spend of around Rs 1,000 crore in Covid-related manufacturing in the country during the last two months

Covid-19 crisis: Health infra still a fight two months after lockdown
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In this backdrop, India’s coronavirus positive cases tally was at 118,447 as of Friday morning

Ruchika ChitravanshiSohini Das New Delhi/Mumbai
As India approaches two months of nationwide lockdown, among the longest anywhere in the world, administrators as well as medical experts are brainstorming on whether the country is ready to lift the curbs completely. To take a call, they are assessing if the time since the lockdown began on March 25 was used effectively to ramp up the health infrastructure so that the country can cope with the pandemic as it returns to work. 

Noted surgeon Naresh Trehan believes the lockdown has helped the country create infrastructure. “But whether it's sufficient will depend upon the velocity with which the (coronavirus)

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First Published: May 22 2020 | 9:52 PM IST

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