A comprehensive guide to help healthcare facilities plan and prepare for the pandemic.Based on guidelines from various international organisations including WHO, ECDC, CDCP, this guide covers three major aspects of preparedness for COVID-19 in detail: (1) Facility planning; (2) Clinical and non-clinical protocols; (3) Human resource management.We would like to thank CDC Grant facility for making this effort possible. The CDC Grant Facility (CDC Plus) is funded by UKAid from the UK Government.
Let me start by introducing the COVID universe, which, simply put, consists of 4 concentric circles. The size of the Detections circle can vary dramatically across regions and time – based on testing policies. Thus, any inference on extent of covid spread using “Detections” is incorrect.So, if not “Cases”, what else can depict the pandemic state? How can we predict and decipher a region’s peak? What are strategies to manage COVID?
Private hospitals witnessed a sharp decline in revenue (60-65% decline year on year (Y-o-Y)) in April and May given - (1) Fear amongst patients - Deferment of elective procedures, (2) Lockdown – limited outstation patients, (3) Low ER visits, (4) No medical tourists. Revenue improved in June to c. 50% Y-o-Y. What is the prognosis for the rest of the year?
Earlier this month the Government took a bold decision to gradually start easing restrictions enforced as part of the coronavirus-led lockdown which has been in force since March 24, 2020. This decision was preceded by a series of announcements made as part of an economic stimulus package...
Should School Education be a priority at all during COVID-19? The scope of schools in India extends beyond mere academic institutions. Schools are a major community resource, providing essential nutrition to millions of children and ensuring their well-being. A historically under funded system cannot cope with needs of a post-covid normal with a “do nothing” response.
Even as an increasing number of Indian schools transition to digital classrooms, many children are going to find it very hard to navigate this transition...Modern history bears witness to the multi-fold impact of large-scale public health and economic crises on education and children across affected countries, impacting lower-income students disproportionately.
We are happy to share an update on the Union budget of 2020. We have discussed the developments in various sectors including Healthcare, Education, Real Estate, Retail, Logistics and Agriculture in the past year, industry expectations from this budget, actual budget announcements and their likely impact on stakeholders.
The Government launched a draft of the New Education Policy with much fanfare, just after the Lok Sabha elections concluded in May’19. While the policy has its heart in the right place, it does not take cognizance of ground level issues or is woefully silent on them.
Sector-wise round up for the year 2018 and Arete's analysis of Union Budget 2019.
Approx 826 housing projects out of more than 2,300 real estate projects being implemented in the country are facing delays of c. 3-4 years as per a recent study by Assocham.
Sector-wise round up for the year 2017 and Arete's analysis of Union Budget 2018.
Urban street vending is a popular channel for selling goods, from fruits, vegetables, ice creams and beverages to clothing, toys, books, household utilities and decorative items. An estimated total of 8 million urban street vendors sold goods worth nearly INR 65,000 crores in 2013. We expect the continuing rapid urbanisation of India, and increasing income / consumption levels will drive a ~8% growth in the channel, to a total size of ~INR 115,000 crores by 2020.
India’s urban population has grown at a compounded growth rate of 2.8% p.a. from 286 million in 2001 to 377 million in 2011. Nonetheless, urbanization levels in the country remain much lower compared to other developing countries like China (51%), Indonesia (51%), Brazil (85%) and South Korea (83%). Continuing population growth, combined with an increase in urbanisation levels to ~37% will drive the total urban population to ~500 million by 2021.
Pricing in healthcare is driven by a number of factors: local market dynamics, affordability and consumer behaviour. An interesting contributing factor has been the balance of power between doctors and hospitals – markets with predominantly an institutional model have seen higher pricing across hospital components resulting in better profit margins and greater private sector participation.
The 21st century has seen Indians transforming into an urban species with ever-growing demand for better lifestyles and more resources. This has resulted in largescale migration from villages to cities, and marks the beginning of a social evolution in the country. Thus far, cities have absorbed the pressure of this migration – on housing, physical and social infrastructure, urban services and governance – by growing organically and often rather haphazardly.
Housing 27% of India’s population, the country’s 8 Tier-I cities have grown rapidly over the last decade. While this growth has brought focused development, capital infusion, and migration of skilled and unskilled manpower to these hubs of opportunity, it has created immense pressure on the resources and public infrastructure. Public infrastructure and services including healthcare are operating at saturation levels.
Ganga and its tributaries form one of the most important river eco-systems in the country. The river holds not only immense religious significance but is also critical to the large and diverse ecosystem of the north Indian plains supporting c. 43% of the country’s population for its domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural water requirement. Hence, it is very important for the country to preserve the river and its basin.
While the rural primary healthcare spend in India is estimated at over INR 80,000 crore1, the sector has seen limited interest from private sector organizations till date. The high growth witnessed by the healthcare delivery space has been predominantly driven by private investment in secondary and tertiary assets in metro/Tier I cities.