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Takshashila Discussion SlideDoc — A COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment Strategy for India

Download the Discussion SlideDoc in PDF by Shambhavi Naik, Ameya Paleja, Mihir Mahajan, Narayan Ramachandran, Sunila Dixit, Rahul Matthan, Nitin Pai and Pranay Kotasthane India should aim to vaccinate 80% of the population by 31st December 2021. There are 4...

Takshashila Discussion Document — COVID-19: Lessons from the US in the Second World War

By Sarthak Pradhan, Anirudh Kanisetti, and Pranav R. Satyanath Download the Discussion Document in PDF This document studies the rapid expansion of industrial capacity in the US during the Second World War to derive lessons for India’s response to the...

Takshashila Policy Advisory — COVID-19: Healthcare Measures to Tackle a Second Wave in India

Executive Summary Countries worldwide are bracing for a second wave of COVID-19 infections in the coming months. A second wave is a resurgence in infections after the existing cases appear to be reducing. This document proposes a series of measures...

To meet world average, India must add at least 10 lakh doctors to healthcare force

India has long been short of doctors, nurses and hospital beds. And a recent working paper by Shruti Rajagopalan and Abishek Choutagunta of George Mason University’s Mercatus Center reminds us of that. Compared to the world average of 150 doctors...

India can fight COVID-19, but only if the private sector is allowed to step in quickly

It is important to say this because thus far, the task of addressing the COVID-19 has been delegated exclusively to the government. Almost all activities, from airlifting Indian nationals, screening arrivals at airports, testing samples, quarantining and treatment are carried...

Takshashila Working Paper — The Regressive Nature of Central Transfers for Health

By Pranay Kotasthane, Devika Kher, Pavan Srinath, and Aashish Chajjer Download the paper in PDF Financing public health in India is a vital challenge. As a response, the Union government transfers funds to the lower tiers of government, specifically meant...