India needs more COVID-19 testing: Here is how it will save money and lives

To defeat a pandemic, no single strategy is effective on its own. India has done well in implementing early lockdown and social distancing measures, as well as in screening and tracking visitors from high-risk countries. However, only when all proven strategies combine together can we expect a good outcome.

For instance, even a single person, without any symptoms, is capable of spreading the SARS-Cov-2 virus to large numbers of people. Without widespread testing, such people cannot be identified. To prevent this fast-spreading virus from taking control of the

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dr rajeev jayadevan

Dr Rajeev Jayadevan completed his MBBS and MD General Medicine with top honors from Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore in 1995. He received training in Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
He has extensive international experience of performing over 19,000 endoscopies. He was awarded MRCP (UK) from England in 1996. He obtained Board Certification in Medicine and Gastroenterology (Fellowship) from New York Medical College, and spent 3 years in the UK and 10 years in the US before returning to his hometown of Kochi. He established the department of Gastroenterology at Sunrise Hospital Cochin.

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