Modi 1.0 will help Modi 2.0 deal with the pandemic | Opinion
The coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) has shaken the foundations of the international order. It has already taken a toll in advanced countries known for their health care infrastructure and accessibility. Developing countries, struggling with inadequate State capacity, face the challenge of both dealing with the health catastrophe and its economic fallout.
The situation is precarious in India, with its 1.3 billion people and a weak health care system. Health care in India has always been dismal. Public expenditure on health in India is around 1.2% of the GDP. India has a critical shortage of doctors, paramedics, nurses, hospitals, ventilators and other equipment.