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Safe forests, safe people
?Underlying factors: the destruction of forests and
trapping or farming of wild species has brought these
animals closer to humans, and the viruses they
harbour find ready hosts in domestic animals, moving
to humans.
?An invisible processes is going on: Diseases of animal
origin such as Ebola, HIV, Severe Acute Respiratory
Syndrome, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, bird flu
and swine flu have raised alarm over potential
pandemics in recent years, and the COVID-19
pandemic has confirmed the worst fears of scientists.
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Safe forests, safe people
?Underlying factors: the destruction of forests and
trapping or farming of wild species has brought these
animals closer to humans, and the viruses they
harbour find ready hosts in domestic animals, moving
to humans.
?An invisible processes is going on: Diseases of animal
origin such as Ebola, HIV, Severe Acute Respiratory
Syndrome, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, bird flu
and swine flu have raised alarm over potential
pandemics in recent years, and the COVID-19
pandemic has confirmed the worst fears of scientists.
Page 3


Safe forests, safe people
?Underlying factors: the destruction of forests and
trapping or farming of wild species has brought these
animals closer to humans, and the viruses they
harbour find ready hosts in domestic animals, moving
to humans.
?An invisible processes is going on: Diseases of animal
origin such as Ebola, HIV, Severe Acute Respiratory
Syndrome, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, bird flu
and swine flu have raised alarm over potential
pandemics in recent years, and the COVID-19
pandemic has confirmed the worst fears of scientists.
?Biodiversity in forests harmlessly retains
dangerous viruses and other pathogens among a
vast pool of wild animals, away from people.
?Such a terrible outcome could be witnessed
again, potentially caused by reckless exploitation
of the environment.
?This should serve as a dire warning to the
government that hasty permissions granted for
new roads, dams, mines and power projects in
already enfeebled forests can unleash more
scourges.
?Pristine forests with diverse species keep viruses
virtually bottled up, out of ma n’ s way.
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Safe forests, safe people
?Underlying factors: the destruction of forests and
trapping or farming of wild species has brought these
animals closer to humans, and the viruses they
harbour find ready hosts in domestic animals, moving
to humans.
?An invisible processes is going on: Diseases of animal
origin such as Ebola, HIV, Severe Acute Respiratory
Syndrome, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, bird flu
and swine flu have raised alarm over potential
pandemics in recent years, and the COVID-19
pandemic has confirmed the worst fears of scientists.
?Biodiversity in forests harmlessly retains
dangerous viruses and other pathogens among a
vast pool of wild animals, away from people.
?Such a terrible outcome could be witnessed
again, potentially caused by reckless exploitation
of the environment.
?This should serve as a dire warning to the
government that hasty permissions granted for
new roads, dams, mines and power projects in
already enfeebled forests can unleash more
scourges.
?Pristine forests with diverse species keep viruses
virtually bottled up, out of ma n’ s way.
Making the private sector care for public health
?India enters the second week of a national lockdown.
?It is still unclear how well prepared the healthcare
system is in dealing with the pandemic.
?Resource constraints, government hospitals alone
will not be able to manage the fallout.
?Need of the hour: A preparedness plan has to
address all levels of care in both the public and
private sectors.
?So far, the Central and State governments have given
little indication of bringing an increase in public
expenditure on health.
Infrastructure
Equipment
Testing
Facilities
Human
Resources
Page 5


Safe forests, safe people
?Underlying factors: the destruction of forests and
trapping or farming of wild species has brought these
animals closer to humans, and the viruses they
harbour find ready hosts in domestic animals, moving
to humans.
?An invisible processes is going on: Diseases of animal
origin such as Ebola, HIV, Severe Acute Respiratory
Syndrome, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, bird flu
and swine flu have raised alarm over potential
pandemics in recent years, and the COVID-19
pandemic has confirmed the worst fears of scientists.
?Biodiversity in forests harmlessly retains
dangerous viruses and other pathogens among a
vast pool of wild animals, away from people.
?Such a terrible outcome could be witnessed
again, potentially caused by reckless exploitation
of the environment.
?This should serve as a dire warning to the
government that hasty permissions granted for
new roads, dams, mines and power projects in
already enfeebled forests can unleash more
scourges.
?Pristine forests with diverse species keep viruses
virtually bottled up, out of ma n’ s way.
Making the private sector care for public health
?India enters the second week of a national lockdown.
?It is still unclear how well prepared the healthcare
system is in dealing with the pandemic.
?Resource constraints, government hospitals alone
will not be able to manage the fallout.
?Need of the hour: A preparedness plan has to
address all levels of care in both the public and
private sectors.
?So far, the Central and State governments have given
little indication of bringing an increase in public
expenditure on health.
Infrastructure
Equipment
Testing
Facilities
Human
Resources
?Some States like Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya
Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have already roped in
the private sector to provide free treatment.
?The National Health Authority has recommended
that the testing and treatment of COVID-19 be
included in the PM-Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY)
but this proposal is still awaiting clearance.
?At present, the government has put a cap on the
cost at ?4,500 per test, which is a burden for
even a middle class patient.
?At this point, and certainly before the lockdown
is lifted, it is absolutely essential that adequate
testing and quarantine facilities are created.
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