Navigating through pandemonium: Reflections on the Indian response to the pandemic

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The pandemic took every one by surprise globally. An early National response managed to delay the first wave in India. The second wave was severe but lasted for a shorter duration. This webinar will discuss the successes and learnings that can help manage future waves.

Special guest: His Excellency Ambassador Mr Manpreet Vohra. Ambassador Vohra is currently the High Commissioner of India to Australia. He has a BA in Economics and a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Trade from Panjab University, Chandigarh. He was also a Chevening Scholar at Oxford University in 1999-2000 where he obtained a Certificate in Diplomatic Studies..

About the speakers

Padma Shree Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar is an epidemiologist, previous Head Scientist of Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), and the previous Director of the Indian National Institute of Virology. Both institutions were at the forefront of crafting and implementing India's COVID strategy. He is famously described as having been the face of ICMR in India during the pandemic last year