IPE Global | News | April 03, 2020 IST
Himanshu Sikka, chief strategy and diversification officer, health, nutrition and wash, IPE Global said that So far there does not seem to be a spike in pneumonia or respiratory illness-related cases/deaths in rural areas. However, with the mass exodus of migrant labourers, the likelihood of increased number of cases emerging in rural India has also increased. If this happens, this would hit the weakest link in India’s healthcare systems and lead to higher mortality rates. The doctor per patient ratio, and availability of ventilators is rural areas is really low and would put additional pressure on the government’s limited resources.
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