Shared courtesy of Anoop Balachandran:
‘I hope people are well aware of what is happening in India now.
What went wrong here? Could we have prevented this? Or this was inevitable?
I remember people talking about Indians having some sort of immunity and that explained the low cases a few months back. Turns out we were completely wrong!
Also, doctors are lining up to get Remdesivir and people hoarding it thinking it is a miracle pill. Nobody talks about Dexamathasone which costs 1 less than cent in India . In fact, yesterday, the AIIMS finally removed Remdesivir from the treatment protocol. But WHO recommended against it 6 months back!!'
HIFA profile: Joseph Ana is the Lead Consultant and Trainer at the Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria. In 2015 he won the NMA Award of Excellence for establishing 12-Pillar Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety initiative in Nigeria. He has been the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) National Committee on Clinical Governance and Research since 2012. He is also Chairman of the Quality & Performance subcommittee of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act. He is a pioneer Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995. He is particularly interested in strengthening health systems for quality and safety in LMICs. He has written Five books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance for LMICs, including a TOOLS for Implementation. He established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria in 2007. Website: www.hriwestafrica.com Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA working group on Community Health Workers.
Email: jneana AT yahoo.co.uk