India has a mixed healthcare system, with majority of healthcare services being provided by the private sector. This accentuates the importance of private health care enterprises to partake in providing smaller and district level health providers with the support to continue functioning during economic upheaval.

Public health and economic experts stressed the importance of organising and fortifying the private healthcare system’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. They unanimously believed that investing in streamlining and strengthening the public healthcare system today can prepare the country for the long haul.

Check the key insights from our webinar ‘Strengthening the public health system is in our enlightened self interest’ and Samhita’s take on it.