United against COVID-19

India recently received its first batch of 1.5 lakh Sputnik V vaccine doses. Dr Reddy's Laboratories has tied up with the Russian Direct Investment Fund for the vaccine rollout and will distribute 125 million doses in India.
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With India in the grips of a deadly second wave of COVID-19, the rising number of cases has put immense stress on the healthcare infrastructure. 

But many are coming together to help India out of this crisis. For example, PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PepsiCo, has partnered with SEEDS to provide over one lakh COVID-19 vaccines doses, and will also set up five COVID-19 care centres.

Meanwhile, India recently received its first batch of 1.5 lakh Sputnik V vaccine doses. Dr Reddy's Laboratories has tied up with the Russian Direct Investment Fund for the vaccine rollout and will distribute 125 million doses in India.

The Indian startup ecosystem is continuing to find ways to develop technology and infrastructure for better prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19. 

Technology solution provider Staqu Technologies' AI-based video analytics platform — Joint AI Research For Video Instances And Streams (JARVIS) — is helping companies, especially those in foodtech, pharma and logistics sectors, identify people who are neglecting social distancing norms, not wearing masks, or are not adhering to COVID-19 protocols.

Read about how the Indian startup ecosystem is battling the second wave of COVID-19 here.


The Interview

While India's healthcare system on one hand has noteworthy critical outcomes, the country has a massive disease burden propelled by the lack of adequate infrastructure. 

Dr Harsh Mahajan, Dr Shravan Subramanyam, and Apollo Hospitals' Preetha Reddy discuss the state of healthcare in India, the effects of the current pandemic, and how its future is shaping up.


Editor’s Pick: Techie Tuesday

Growing up, Daisy Chittilapilly always had a scientific temperament. After completing her BTech, she started working at Wipro and then moved to Cisco. 

Daisy has been with Cisco for the past 16 years, leading positions across sales management in Enterprise and Commercial businesses and Strategy and Operations. Read more.


Startup Spotlight

Empowering livelihoods by strengthening rural value chains

Vamsi Udayagiri built his professional career by working on supply chains. He started Hyderabad-based startup HESA to connect Bharat with India phygitally by partnering with brands keen to promote and/or sell products or services in rural markets. 

They also connect rural entrepreneurs, including farmers, to sell their products in the market. Read more.


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Before you go, stay inspired with… 

Atul Rai , CEO and Co-founder, Staqu

“We are exploring innovative solutions for patient monitoring using remote cameras to reduce the need for manual monitoring of the patients”

Atul Rai, Co-founder, Staqu


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