Articles by Swapna Jambhekar

Dr Swapna Jambhekar is a Research Consultant at the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) and is closely involved in the research studies undertaken by CPPR. She graduated as Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) from Mumbai University. After completing Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration (PGDHA) from All India Institute of Local Self Government, she pursued Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (TISS). Swapna has worked extensively at the grassroots level, in community mobilisation and training, implementation, administration, research, documentation and consulting.

The situation has never been so fluid. The number of COVID-19 cases is constantly changing and as new data is collected, responses to the pandemic are evolving. It is still too early to comment on or analyse either the numbers or where this will all end. However, it is certainly a ripe time to look at India’s healthcare system as it reveals itself today in the face of the coronavirus emergency. A TEDx talk by Bill Gates of 2015 is making the rounds on social media. In his talk, Gates describes how health systems need to gear up for future…

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