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.

Jul 08, 2020

COVID 19 - Was Inadequate data one of the reasons for migrant workers crisis
Along with the COVID-19 pandemic, in India, a huge number of migrant labourers came out to the public places, wanting to get back to their homes. To deal with the situation, the central and the state government...

19 mins

Jul 06, 2020

Aggressive testing, improved medical health facilities part of COVID management strategy in AP - Addl CS to Andhra Pradesh Dr PV Ramesh
With the number of cases of Coronavirus on the rise, every state is adopting different strategies from triple lockdowns to improving health surveillance to increasing health care spending. The south Indian stat...

65 mins

Jun 18, 2020

Delhi overwhelmed with rising COVID cases; non COVID patients left in a lurch
Delhi, the national capital, is the third worst affected state in the country after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Last week, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal overruled Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's decisi...

13 mins

Jun 18, 2020

Are price caps for COVID treatment need of the hour?
From many of us opting to go to private hospitals on a normal day, we have come to rely more on public health care now at the time of pandemic. On one hand, the public health system and hospitals have had to st...

26 mins

May 19, 2020

Why Trade Unions are opposing Labor Law Reforms
The covid pandemic and the subsequent lockdown imposed by the Indian government has unleashed unprecedented economic hardship on the most vulnerable sections of the country. It has also put the unorganised labo...

24 mins

May 15, 2020

COVID-19 Fiasco: Is the ICMR and Centre’s database on test results for COVID-19 accurate?
A new investigation by Nitin Sethi and Mridula Chari of The Reporter’s Collective for Article 14 reveals that the centre is using a flawed database to decide where the lockdown is imposed and where it is lifted...

20 mins

May 14, 2020

COVID-19 Fiasco - Is the government ignoring ICMR recommendations on lifting the lockdown?
Suno India in association with Article 14 and The Reporter’s Collective bring to you this exclusive podcast where the reporters Mridula Chari and Ankur Paliwal tell how the government of India continued to igno...

29 mins

May 12, 2020

Why the nursing community feels neglected during COVID-19 pandemic
 On International Nurses Day, Senior Journalist, Menaka Rao spoke to Jibin TC from the United Nurses Association. Nurses are the first responders to patients. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have often b...

25 mins

May 09, 2020

Overcoming COVID-19: A survivor's tale
Gunjan Saxena, a law student who came back from the UK was affected by COVID-19. She was among the earliest people from Bhopal who recovered from COVID-19. Her father too was later diagnosed with COVID-19 and r...

29 mins

May 05, 2020

Stigma and fear hurting health workers and patients alike- In life and in death
On April 22, The Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 was amended to make attacks on doctors a non-bailable cognizable offence. Along with imprisonment and fine, the case will be fast-tracked so that the final judgmen...

20 mins