COVID-19: What the World Should Learn from India?


  • Ipsita Mahapatra
  • Ramesh Nagarajappa
  • Debasruti Naik
  • Punyarupa Pati
  • Upasana Dhar



COVID-19, Pandemic, Preparedness, Management; India


The pandemic, COVID-19 is not the first but savagely has become a global attraction. First detected in
China, it has spread to India including other countries. Various intervention strategies like restriction on
travel, lockdown, screening and extensive research has contained the widespread infection in India. While
intensifying preparedness for the unprecedented threat posed by COVID-19, the Government of India
(GoI) has constituted an inter-ministerial committee represented by the ministers of the Ministry of Health
and Family Welfare (MoHFW), External Affairs, Home, Civil Aviation as well as the National Disaster
Management Authority. India has constantly been the centre of discussion because of the way it has handled
the pandemic so far. This article reflects the preparedness and potential plan by India to scale-up COVID-19

Author Biographies

Ipsita Mahapatra

Post Graduate Trainee

Ramesh Nagarajappa

Professor and Head

Debasruti Naik

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry,
Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Punyarupa Pati

Post Graduate Trainne, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Triveni Institute, of Dental
Sciences, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

Upasana Dhar

Post Graduate Trainee



How to Cite

Ipsita Mahapatra, Ramesh Nagarajappa, Debasruti Naik, Punyarupa Pati, & Upasana Dhar. (2021). COVID-19: What the World Should Learn from India?. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 3833-3839.