India’s Healthcare Capacity and Coronavirus
What happens when the number of infected start overwhelming state capacity for healthcare? We need to have discussions in the circles and with Govt on what is being done to build healthcare capacity or handling system to handle Coronavirus or similar outbreaks
Eg., if you have 100 hospital beds available in a town and all get occupied, what will happen to the 101st patient?
All current data around loses significance at this point.
The marginal patient and the marginal fatality rate of the untreated patient is key.
China seems to have hit that tipping point, and we have ZERO information of what happens when patients can’t access hospitals.
That seems to be one of reasons for citywide lockdowns. There is no capacity available to handle the infected and hence rather than risk state-wide chaos, impose curfew.
Still to see a sensible analysis of the situation on the ground in China
India has very low healthcare capacity if it comes to hit us hard.
We need contingency planning and resources allocated.
Hope the warm weather protects us. more