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When we build back from the devastating impact of the pandemic, resilient health systems must be the bedrock of emergency preparedness and health infrastructure. Elaborate.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

3. When we build back from the devastating impact of the pandemic, resilient health systems must be the bedrock of emergency preparedness and health infrastructure. Elaborate. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Live Mint

Why the question:

Covid-19 has cued an opportunity to institute equitable, resilient and sustainable health provisions in the country.

Key Demand of the question: 

To give an account on important features that a resilient health system must constitute.

Directive word:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the context. You must be defining key terms wherever appropriate and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by mentioning the devastating impact of the pandemic on the healthcare system on India.

Body:

First, begin by describing various lacunas in present healthcare system in India.

Next, stress on the need of a robust Primary Healthcare system and mention about need for an inclusive approach towards beneficiaries of the healthcare system.

Next, write about the ways to ensure it – mention on need for increased public funding and the need for a greater healthcare workforce catering to the population demand of the nation.

Conclusion:

Conclude by mentioning that there is a pressing need to focus on healthcare system in order to build back better and achieve SDG-3.