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.

Apr 24, 2020

COVID-19 Fiasco - Was scientific advice given back in February ignored by the centre?
In this second part of the investigation series reported by Nitin Sethi and Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava of The Reporters’ Collective in association with Article14, it has come to light that Dr Vinod K Paul had al...

19 mins

Apr 23, 2020

COVID-19 Fiasco - Did the Indian government know that lockdown wasn't an effective strategy against COVID-19?
In January, the world was informed by WHO of a novel coronavirus which had begun to spread rapidly in Wuhan, China. The novel coronavirus was previously unheard of and very little was known about it. People wer...

25 mins

Apr 21, 2020

How will COVID-19 transform Global Health?
Last week US President Donald Trump announced the US is cutting its funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO) – a decision that will have major implications for the global health response to the coronaviru...

50 mins

Apr 13, 2020

Abrupt COVID-19 lockdown leaves fishermen in lurch, battling for their livelihood
After the Indian government announced lockdown from March 25th, 2020, trouble brewed for the fishermen community in India. The deep-sea fishermen, who came back in different intervals, unaware of the lockdown d...

23 mins

Apr 11, 2020

India’s frontline workers are left unprotected & untrained against COVID-19
In the race to control the COVID-19, ASHA workers have been deployed to go into their community, identity migrants, and ensure they remain quarantined and follow social distancing norms. But ASHA workers themse...

24 mins

Apr 10, 2020

The plight of garment industry migrant workers in Karnataka
There are two stories playing out in India right now. The stories of those who have the luxury of working from home and those who are walking miles to reach home. For the migrant workers and daily wage earners,...

25 mins

Apr 01, 2020

Countering COVID-19 - How is Tamil Nadu tackling it?
Over the years, Tamil Nadu has been known for public health models that have been successful in providing quality health services at economical rates especially to the rural poor. So during a pandemic like this...

27 mins

Mar 31, 2020

कोरोना वायरस से कैसे जूझ रहा है बिहार (How Bihar is fighting from COVID-19)
देशव्यापी लॉकडाउन में भी दूसरे राज्यों से हजारों की संख्या में बिहार के मजदूर अपने घर वापस लौट रहे हैं. ये लोग अभी मुख्यतः दिल्ली और उत्तर प्रदेश से बसों के ज़रिए बिहार के सीमावर्ती जिलों में पहुच रहे हैं. जहाँ...

10 mins

Mar 27, 2020

COVID 19 scare- From applause to eviction for doctors
COVID-19 scare has taken us all a ride from a unified applaud all through the country for the doctors to tenants, doctors and aircrew being asked to stay away to even violence against fellow folks who don’t com...

18 mins

Mar 24, 2020

Fighting TB in times of COVID-19
In this episode of The Suno India Show, Menaka Rao, independent journalist and host of Gasping for Breath podcast spoke to Dr Raghuram Rao from the Central TB Department who talks about how we need to keep the...

24 mins