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India needs a Public Health Emergency (PHE) law to prepare for the next pandemic. Vidhi’s briefing book for 2020 ‘Towards a Post-COVID India: 25 Governance Challenges and Legal Reforms‘ proposes a central law empowering the Centre, States and local governments to respond effectively to PHEs.

Watch this panel discussion on ‘Drafting a Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Law’ held on July 13, 2020. Panelists:

  • Keshav Desiraju, Former Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
  • Kim D’Souza, Research Fellow, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy.

Moderated by Dr Dhvani Mehta, Senior Resident Fellow, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy.

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