Event Start Date:
January 14, 2021
Event End Date:
January 14, 2021
Event Venue:

A research team at the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), led by Mr Muraleedharan Nair (Senior Fellow of CPPR and Former Indian Consul in China) did a comparative study of the COVID-19 outbreak response of two administrative divisions of similar status, i.e. the state of Kerala in India and the province of Hubei in China. The study has captured the responses to the coronavirus outbreak in the respective regions during the period the first case was reported up until the day both the entities brought it down to zero, even if temporarily, particularly in the case of Kerala. The study has assessed various elements featured in the response systems of the two regions during the above-mentioned period. 

CPPR will be hosting a panel discussion on 14th January 2021 at 5:30 PM IST. The webinar brings together distinguished panelists representing government, academia and an international public health organisation, to discuss their thoughts on the paper and share their experiences on the COVID-19 outbreak responses as vital stakeholders. 



Date: 14th Jan (Thursday), 2021

Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM IST 


Virtual meeting platform – Zoom 

  • Keynote Speaker: Smt K K Shailaja (Minister for Health, Social Justice and Woman and Child Development, Government of Kerala)


  • Mr Rajeev Sadananadan IAS (Retd), (CEO of Health Systems Transformation Platform, Honorary Advisor to the Chief Minister of Kerala on management of the COVID Pandemic, and Former Additional Chief Secretary of Government of Kerala in-charge of Health and Family Welfare) 
  • Dr K N Raghavan IRS (Chairman and Executive Director of Rubber Board, Government of India)
  • Dr Reuben Abraham (CEO of IDFC Foundation and IDFC Institute) 
  • Mr Muraleedharan Nair (Senior Fellow, CPPR and Former Indian Consul in China
  • Mr PK Hormis Tharakan IPS (Retd), (Advisor to CPPR and former Chief of Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), and Director General of Police of Kerala)
  • Dr D Dhanuraj, (Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research)