COVID-19 Pandemic

Listen To Our Episodes On COVID-19 Pandemic

With India entering a critical phase in the fight against this pandemic, we are amplifying our coverage of this outbreak. Here is a list of episodes we have produced so far which looks at what COVID-19 is, what we know so far about it and India’s preparedness; how health inequities and access to health matter in times of pandemic; what social distancing potentially means for the poor of India.

Oct 24, 2020

How young researchers are seeking data to understand excess mortality during COVID-19 pandemic
The Government of India has recorded more than one lakh people have died of COVID-19. There have been allegations of undercounting of COVID-19 deaths. One way to understand the extent of the toll of the pandemi...

18 mins

Oct 16, 2020

Mental Health During COVID-19: Coping with Anxiety, Stress & Lockdown during the pandemic
In this final episode of our mini-series “Mental Health during COVID-19”, Kunika Balhotra, Suno India’s Research and Communications Officer spoke with Nidhi Gupta, a 28 year old communication professional to un...

22 mins

Oct 14, 2020

Mental Health during COVID-19: LGBTQI community sees spaces erode, economic distress due to COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated both the economic and social problems among the LGBTI (lesbain, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex) community, which have affected their mental health. The COVID-19 ind...

22 mins

Oct 12, 2020

Mental Health during COVID-19: Why elderly feel isolated during covid-19 pandemic?
The COVID-19 Pandemic in India has been the hardest on the elderly. They have been advised by the health officials and their family members to stay indoors due to the risk of COVID-19 infection. The COVID-19 pa...

22 mins

Oct 10, 2020

Mental Health during COVID-19: Health care workers battle virus and burn out
Eight months into the pandemic, health workers have been working under tremendous stress and face a complete burnout. Apart from the risk of catching the infection, the burdens of the job also put pressure on t...

19 mins

Sep 30, 2020

Every Indian’s Checklist: COVID-19 testing
COVID-19 tests are done both for diagnosis and for surveillance. With many tests available for testing in various government and private labs, it’s important to understand when to get tested, how these tests ar...

15 mins

Sep 21, 2020

Why is the government not keeping records of health workers who died of COVID-19?
On 15 September, the Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan said in the parliament, that they do not keep any records of health workers who died of COVID-19. We at Suno India spoke to the health workers- Surekha...

18 mins

Sep 14, 2020

Child marriages spike in India amid the pandemic
The United Nations Population Fund released a report in April this year titled “Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Family Planning and Ending Gender-based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage”...

35 mins

Aug 31, 2020

COVID-19: Home based workers hit hard, making INR 10 per day
Home-based workers are those who work at home, regardless of whether it is their default place of work. They’re predominantly the bottom of supply chains in garment industries, domestic work, packaging units, h...

22 mins

Aug 28, 2020

COVID-19 has devastating impact on India’s women and girls
The rapid spread of COVID19 and the sudden nationwide lockdown limiting the movement of 1.3 billion people disrupted the supply chain of essential hygiene products like sanitary pads, contraceptive pills etc an...

36 mins