Mr. Karthik Rajagopal said, " The priority would be to return to pre-pandemic levels in terms of operations and business" to INDIA MED TODAY.
Mr. Karthik Rajagopal said, The priority would be to return to pre-pandemic levels in terms of operations and business. During the second wave, almost 80 to 90 per cent of our total occupancy was COVID related. With a dip in COVID cases, the goal for operations is to return to pre-pandemic functioning, where the majority of our revenue would come from the out-patient department and elective surgeries.
Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal said ,all of us agree that our aim now is strong public health measures in a exclusive interview to TIMES NOW.
All of us agree that our aim now is strong public health measures, COVID-appropriate behavior, and vaccination to prevent the transmission of the new variant of COVID. The fact is that there has been a decline in vaccination. To me, it seems like the public has a short memory and have forgotten the devastation of the second wave, said Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal.
Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal said it appears that is the right time to offer a booster dose to the healthcare and frontline workers for sure to TIMES NOW.
We do know that the immunity and antibodies produced fade out over a period of time. It appears that is the right time to offer a booster dose to the healthcare and frontline workers for sure, said Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal.
Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal said its time India looks at giving Booster Covid Dose to frontline workers and the vulnerable to NEWS 18- Authored.
Dr H Sudarshan Ballal said , We need to be aware of the distinctions between a booster dose and an additional dose. A booster dose is given to healthy people after a few months of receiving the second dose when the immunity is likely to have waned whereas an additional dose is administered to immunocompromised hosts who may not have mounted an immune response to the usual doses because of their medical conditions.
Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal said most importantly is to follow COVID-appropriate behavior to prevent the rapid spread of the disease to INDIA TODAY last night.
Dr H Sudarshan Ballal said, I believe that there is no need for panic. We do not know very much about the virus. What we do know that this virus has many mutants, which may make it more infective and spread more rapidly. So far we are not sure it causes any severe disease and there are questions on the efficacy of the vaccine. So far, we have all the measures needed that is - robust public healthcare system, surveilling, genome testing, and most importantly is follow COVID-appropriate behavior to prevent the rapid spread of the disease.
Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal stresses on the fact that Covid is still around and we cannot let out guard don at any cost To INDIA AHEAD
I think, certainly, with the number of COVID clusters seen in Karnataka, is something to be alerted about, not necessarily alarmed or scared about it. What it means is that COVID is still around, and we cannot let our guard down, said Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal
Mr. Dilip Jose said "Healthcare has seen a quick recovery after the second wave" in an exclusive interview to MONEY CONTROL.
The highest impact in terms of patient footfalls was during the first wave, on account of fear of the virus as it was a novel one, and treatment protocols were still not clear. After the second peak of COVID eased a few months ago, the healthcare sector has seen a quick recovery, said Mr. Dilip Jose, MD & CEO, Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt Ltd.
Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal in a discussion on 2 Omicron Cases In Karnataka: What This Means For India on NDTV Primetime last night.
Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, As you rightly pointed out it is a new variant and we do not have enough information. From whatever we know, it is extremely infectious, far more infectious than the Delta variant. However, until now, from what we have seen, we have learned that it is an extremely mild disease.