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Dr Sangita Reddy, President, FICCI and Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprises, Hyderabad talks about the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 situation
"The private healthcare sector in India has stood besides the government firmly to contain the virus and is deeply committed to the war against COVID-19. However, there is an urgent need to consider the healthcare industry’s triple burden viz. low financial performance in pre-COVID state; sharp drop in out-patient footfalls, diagnostic testing, elective surgeries and international patients across the sector is impacting cash flow; and the increased investments due to COVID-19; which has impacted the hospitals and laboratories like never before."
Dr Sangita Reddy, President, FICCI and Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprises, Hyderabad