Devi Shetty: Soon we will run out of skilled personnel to treat Covid. Here’s how to tackle this

(Devi Shetty is a cardiac surgeon and founder of Narayana Health. This op-ed first appeared in Times of India edition dated April 26.)

“Patients are dying in ICU because there are no nurses and doctors” is going to be the headline news after we address the oxygen shortage. Based on data from the first Covid wave, positivity rate should remain at 25-30% for the next 3-4 months. Every day over 3 lakh people are testing positive. Statistically, for every positive patient, there will be at least five more patients who are positive but not tested. That means at least 15 lakh people …

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