THE NEED OF THE HOUR ENCOUNTER COVID AND BEYOND FOR FUTURE PREPAREDNESS:
INDIA DID HAVE PLAN TO SET UP 160 VIRUS TESTING LABS FROM THE 52 LABS IN INDIA WAY BACK IN MAY 2016 . Good foresight .Just now Tamilnadu had started one increasing the number in the state to 3.
When we take a look at the attachments , the Distribution in the states don’t seem to be sufficient serve effectively at times of Epidemic or Pandemic.
The distribution of infected , identified cases are there only in 14 states & UTs. The states that have crossed the single digit mark are , Kerala, Maharashtra , Haryana, U.P.
Kerala has 5 Testing Labs (MEMBERS MAY REMEMBER NIPAH VIRUS OF 2018 KERALA THOUGH A SMALL STATE HANDLED IT WELL TO CONTAIN THE OUT BREAK – THANKS TO THE NUMBER OF TESTING LABS AND INVOLVED WORK ),
Maharashtra2, U.P. The most populous state 3, Haryana just one .
As a result of this the states will Depend heavily on the Labs of the neighbouring States putting lot of pressure on them .
SO INDIA SHOULD QUICKLY TRY AND SET THE ALREADY DECIDED NUMBER OF LABS IN INDIA , THAT IS 160 FOR THE FUTURE HEALTH , IDENTIFICATION AND PREVENTION OF THE EPIDEMICS AND PANDEMICS TO TROUBLE US. more
M.B.B.S. degrees are the basic one to go further up i the medical education. One may remember the several Diploma and Certificate courses , offered during the early 20th Century .
THAT WAS THE TIME INDIA WAS INFLICTED WITH , CHOLERA , MALARIA, INFLUENZA . T.B. AND LEPROSY WAS ALSO THERE . That was the time very few Indian Doctors and qualified Nurses were there .
The British WENT ON WAR FOOTING LITERALLY MANUFACTURING DOCTORS WITH L.M.PS, L.I.MS ,JUST 2 YEAR COURSES AND CERTIFICATE COURSES TO TRAIN UP BAREFOOT DOCTORS IN THE VILLAGES . Later on these doctors became so adept and established themselves. Later on they were allowed to upgrade their Licentiates and Diplomas to GCIMS AND MBBS.
THIS SORT OF PRACTICE WHICH IS TIME TESTED CAN BE STARTED NOW WITH LAB TECHNICIANS , BURSES . more