On 2 April, the World Bank $1 billion in aid to bolster India’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The funding was to help sharpen the tips of India’s trident in the fight against the virus—the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), and the (NHM). 

Already, India’s health ministry has  about half of this aid—Rs 4,114 crore ($540 million)—to states, and hopes to see results soon.

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Ruhi Kandhari

Ruhi writes on the impact of healthcare policies, trends in the healthcare sector and developments on the implementation of Electronic Health Records in India. She has an M. Sc. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.

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