Coronavirus (334) Mass migration in India (5)

3 April, 2020

In India, complete lock down was imposed without considering what will be plight of these migrant labours and persons employed in unorganised sectors, will be residing, how they will earn and how they will feed themselves, and how they will return back to their villages etc. These had led to innumerable sufferings of these people, leading to their nonobservance of social distancing, increasing chances of spread of infection. This is really a man made catastrophe. Along with digital technology adoption, and organizational effectiveness, is also required political wisdom. Now, failure of intelligence system has compounded the situation. A mass gathering of religious people were allowed to be hold, where foreigners even allowed to participate. In this situation, what is the best way to cut the the chain of transmission?

Dr.Tusharkanti Dey

HIFA profile: Tusharkanti Dey is a Community Health Specialist at the Center for Total Development in India. Professional interests: Developing community health projects based on ICT. dr.tusharkantidey AT