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“While the entire surrounding is talking about Covid-19, at Dr Lal PathLabs, we are addressing the needs of both the groups – Covid-19 as well as Non Covid patients. One is not too clear of the private demand pattern of Covid testing but we are constantly evaluating the need to ramp up capacity. We are equally addressing and taking all precautions for our own staff motivation and their safety as well as the safety of our customers.”

ET-Insights: What kind of impact do you see of this kind of Pandemic on health industry?

Om P Manchanda: There is going to be an adverse short-term impact on healthcare industry, but I do believe that this sector will be quick to recover.

ET-Insights: What are the initiatives of Path Labs in mainstreaming the solutions in global crisis management and risk mitigation?

Om P Manchanda: While the entire surrounding is talking about Covid-19, at Dr Lal PathLabs, we are addressing the needs of both the groups – Covid-19 as well as Non-Covid patients. One is not too clear of the private demand pattern of Covid testing but we are constantly evaluating the need to ramp up capacity. We are equally addressing and taking all precautions for our own staff motivation and their safety as well as the safety of our customers.

ET-Insights: As a health industry expert, what do you think can be done to ensure best services and solutions to all?

Om P Manchanda: In these unprecedented times, it is extremely critical to support healthcare workers. They are risking their lives to save all of us. They all need a word of encouragement; rest I am sure they will take care to the best of their ability.

ET-Insights: What is your take on the government’s response so far? What would be your request to government to do more?

Om P Manchanda: I am sure Government has a macro view and accordingly they are making all the decisions. I think, in these trying times, informal sector and MSME have come under a lot of pressure, and this has direct linkage to large employment base. An enhanced focus in this area will certainly help.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Times – ET Edge Insights, its management, or its members

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