Chairman, World Malayalee Council America
Kerala continues to win in the game and can be a learning model for days to come for all. The state has done homework in developing clear-cut strategies in fighting this pandemic. Early detection of cases, enough oxygen plants, systematic coordination of ASHA workers and frontliners to name a few. I had the personal experience, of visiting the COVID testing and vaccination clinics with my parents. On top of that, the government ensured the vaccine available for the public is free of cost.
Courage – Fearless actions, revamped systems, take lead roles wherever required, filling the gap where ever there are loopholes.
Confidence – Always maintained positivity, the government knew both sides of the coin –that the government must be transparent to its people and the public should be transparent to state. Compassion – Free kit, community kitchen to name a few.
Connectivity and Collaboration starting from first line COVID treatment centres to it’s in-between mitigation. Optimisation of all resources.
Applied scientific thinking, effective and efficient communication, and being able to disseminate prevention better than cure philosophy due to the high literacy of the state. Kerala government was able to and continues to give end-to-end coverage to its public, from paediatric to geriatric. Government has a decentralised action plans and execution via local self-governments panchayat, municipality and corporation has helped implement it properly.
It seems that government focussed on the motto ‘Public first – delivery before demand’
Hari Namboodiri is a health care professional, community leader, activist as well a motivational speaker, who lives in Texas. He serves in various capacities on many local, state, National & Global organisations. He has won several recognitions including Congressional recognition for his community service & leadership . Recently he was appointed by the Governor to the State Advisory Board of Texas Nursing Facilities.
He anchors programmes and works as special correspondent in many media organisations. He considers himself as Chief Happiness Officer for any organisation he belongs to.