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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 96-98

Health systems preparedness during COVID-19 pandemic: China and India

Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi and Professor, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

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Rama V Baru
Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Institute of Chinese Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi - 110 067
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_501_20

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This commentary reviews the health systems preparedness during the COVID-19 epidemic in China and India. It provides insight into how nonmedical measures were employed to contain and control the epidemic in Wuhan which was the epicenter. The methods employed by the Chinese provided the roadmap for the countries as the epidemic became pandemic. It provides contrasts in health system preparedness between China and India.

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