It’s a relief that PM Modi has cancelled poll rallies to finally focus on Covid management. But his hectic meetings expose the perils and pitfalls of over-centralised government. It’s easy to blame bureaucrats but they decide nothing without his nod. It’s time Modi decentralises powers to enable process-driven response system.
Delhi epicentre of India’s Covid mismanagement. Between CM and LG, no one is in charge
Delhi is now the epicentre of India’s Covid mismanagement. It’s supposed to be the most pampered city, equipped with the country’s best medical care. But one after the other, top hospitals are reporting oxygen shortages and suspending patient admissions. Between a CM and an LG, nobody is really in charge.
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