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Examine the need and prospects of making research in health sector self-reliant in the country.

Topic : Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources. Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment.

3. Examine the need and prospects of making research in health sector self-reliant in the country. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Express 

Why the question:

The article talks about the need and prospects of investments and adherence to the policy of self-reliance in the health sector.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the need and prospects of making research in health sector self-reliant in the country.

Directive:

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Explain the current Covid situation and highlight in what all possible aspects it has put heavy pressure on the present healthcare system.

Body:

Explain first in what way the pandemic has transformed the global health landscape. Discuss then the importance of vaccines; explain why we need self-reliance in this domain.

Take hints from the article and explain the relevance of having an enabling ecosystem for development of vaccines, studies on new diseases etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude that  It is time the government, technical experts and private companies ensure that these researchers have access to the resources and tools that can make India truly atmanirbhar.