Vijay Sakhare

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  • Shri Vijay Sakhare is a 1996 batch Kerala Cadre Indian Police Service officer who was entrusted with the responsibilty by the Government of Kerala to implement the Triple Lock Measures in Kasargod District. He is currently serving as Inspector General in the National Investigation Agency, New Delhi.

    COVID-19 and Lessons from ‘Triple Lock’: COVID Containment Strategy of Kerala Police

    This Article reviews Kerala’s efforts to check the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) without additional expenditure or infrastructure and employing the state police forces. This was remarkable in the face of the fact that healthcare systems were stretched the world over and were struggling beyond capacity to treat the number of people affected by the virus. To add to the overstretched healthcare systems, there were reports of attacks on healthcare workers and facilities. The state of Kerala was among the first to report a coronavirus case in January 2020.

    March-April 2023