Opinion Pieces

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