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Dharavi holds hope for other big cities in Covid-19 control: Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, chairman, Manipal Hospitals

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Dharavi holds hope for other big cities in Covid-19 control: Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, chairman, Manipal Hospitals

It is time we started to look at reverse-isolation. Protect normal but vulnerable people from infection. Largest number of mortality is in the vulnerable group. Till such time a vaccine is available, we should see they are not exposed to coronavirus, said Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, chairman, Manipal Hospitals.
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Manipal Hospitals chairman Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, who is also a member of Karnataka's expert committee on Covid-19, says the healthcare sector is in a crisis as non-covid patients are fearing to visit hospitals. Time has come to re-evaluate the coronavirus, he tells ET’s KR Balasubramanyam and Akshatha M. Edited excerpts: How do you see the virus
success story I feel is, if Covid has not spread like a wildfire and caused huge mortality in Mumbai’s Dharavi, there is hope for everyone. But we do not know what factors contributed to the containment of infection in Dharavi. But there are a lot of things that are beyond someone’s control. It is a very difficult disease to predict.
Manipal Hospitals chairman Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, who is also a member of Karnataka's expert committee on Covid-19, says the healthcare sector is in a crisis as non-covid patients are fearing to visit hospitals. Time has come to re-evaluate the coronavirus, he tells ET’s KR Balasubramanyam and Akshatha M. Edited excerpts: How do you see the virus success story I feel is, if Covid has not spread like a wildfire and caused huge mortality in Mumbai’s Dharavi, there is hope for everyone. But we do not know what factors contributed to the containment of infection in Dharavi. But there are a lot of things that are beyond someone’s control. It is a very difficult disease to predict.

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