Reuters examines Kerala's COVID-19 lessons for India and Modi's government - Reuters News Agency

Reuters examines Kerala’s COVID-19 lessons for India and Modi’s government

Reuters examined how the Indian state of Kerala’s approach to dealing with COVID-19 cases, heavily criticized by the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for its high overall case numbers, has helped to catch infections early, allowing state authorities to better manage the illness and dramatically lower the death rate.  Kerala has relied on antigen tests to detect and strictly isolate infected people at home, an approach the federal health ministry has sharply criticized but which state officials argue has helped them to better allocate hospital beds and oxygen supplies for those who really need them.

Article Tags
Topics of Interest: Health
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare
Regions: Asia
Countries: India
Win Types: Exclusivity
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop
Media Types: Text
Customer Impact: Important Regional Story
A man looks out from a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ward in the Government Medical College Hospital in Manjeri, in the Malappuram district of the southern state of Kerala, India. August 18, 2021. Picture taken August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Krishna N. Das
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