PDS reforms must be in line with the current needs
The PDS supply chain must rapidly reinvent itself during this time of crisis to successfully alleviate hunger among millions of poor. In particular, it needs to transform its rigid planning processes into responsive and flexible processes that can serve the highly variable and dynamic demand with alacrity.
By Rakesh Allu, Sarang Deo, Sripad Devalkar, Maya Ganesh
The Hindu Business Line, 26 May 2020
India Underprepared To Handle COVID-19 Outbreaks As Curbs Are Lifted, Data Show
MIHM study suggests that a higher rate of Covid-19 spread and low contact tracing makes India underprepared to control the pandemic even as India starts "unlocking" its cities.
By Sarang Deo, Hemanshu Das
IndiaSpend, 3 June 2020
A case for an Indian health service
Challenges driven by the COVID-19 pandemic has reinvigorated the request from the medical fraternity for the Indian Medical Service. Most recently, in 2017, the Government of India sought views from the State governments on creating an Indian Medical Service.
By Sowmya Shashidhara
The New Indian Express, 1 November 2020
Lean Six Sigma for healthcare: Improving the health of healthcare processes
As Garbage-In-Garbage-Out, automation of a bad process is still a bad investment that would not reap the expected return. Lean Six Sigma would help hospitals and other healthcare institutions streamline their processes and improve them as deserving candidates for digitisation.
By Vijaya Sunder M
Express Healthcare, 24 March 2021